Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Deer Slayer

So the drama with the vehicle exchange is going downhill. I have purchased 2 expeditions in the last 4 years. The first one went up in smoke and flames and was not my fault but still had to pay for it since I was over the warranty. The second one was great but when it was costing me $115 a week in gas I about died so my parents helped me out by buying it from me and I then purchased my mom's car. I have loved that car since I took it to Oregon over 8 years ago...yes that means the Lexus is now 10 and still running. This is also the said car that I "totalled" the Christmas of 2004 (apparently if the airbags don't deploy it's not totalled).

Well on the way to my parents house on the 23rd, there was a massacre of a small doe about 20 miles North of Brady. The murder weapon; a 1998 pearl Lexus! Yes in all my years of night time driving in West Texas I finally joined the Deer Slayer Club. I've always been told not to swerve or slow down and thought to myself it would be impossible to do. Yeah - no so much...I saw her in road and did slow down as I was laying on the horn. On the night of December 23rd, our precious doe was called to Jesus. I said a little pray and thanked the Lord that the car was still driveable and went on my way. I'm just ok with knowing that she didn't come through the windshield and land in my lap.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


coming out the wazoo here at the office. Not kidding so many that if I ate one everyday for the rest of the year there would still be 10,000 left. If you would like some please stop by and bring your own back (this ain't Wal-Mart)!

In all reality if you would like some delicious Ruby Red Texas Grapefruit stop on by and help yourself.
This word doesn't exist in my vocabulary...does anyone else have this problem?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So it seems to me that I'm starting to hyperventilate about the holidays. I was good until I got home from Florida and realized I've totally over extended myself and believe that I am in fact super woman.

I've got decorating to do, cooking to start, parties to host, presents to buy, 100% of all my wrapping to complete, laundry to wash, dinners to attend, cards to address and mail, plus actually going to work and doing things there.

Dear Lord,
Please grant me the ability to get my entire list finished. I will work very hard and promise not to scream at anyone or shave my head like Brit did in 2007. I know that this is a problem that I have created on my own. As my New Year's Resolution to say NO more frequently and will try to not feel guilty about it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why Vodka, Why

Apparently I decided that this was the weekend I should start drinking large quantities of vodka. I'm not really a hard liquor drinking but fear and nerves will make you doing crazy things....like order double vodka and diet coke and not think twice about it until you can't actually think at all. Fun times! I have lots of stories about my reconnects with the boy and will post them soon.

Things went well and there was lots of drinking and making out....my two most favorite things to do!

Early Merry Christmas to me!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

That's right I'm getting the heck out of here today. I'm going to sunny (damn it, it better be sunny) Florida today. Remember a couple of months back when I was asking for advice well it's about that time. The bags are packed and I'm ready to go...but I might vomit first. Nerves are getting the best of me today and I'm in desperate need of a Diet DP before I start getting a huge headache.

Miss Priss came over last night to help with the packing situation, yes it was a situation....that required wine, lots of wine. Each outfit is now packed down to the accessories and I'm getting away with only 3-5 pairs of shoes (depending on if I can squeeze one more in before I hit the 50lbs mark!

Choice of outfit for first meeting: Gap Trouser Jeans, Magenta lace tank, Black long-sleeve t-shirt wrap, Black patent leather peep-toe heels, and the 3 string turquoise necklace

Much luck needed!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Good Friends

Picture this. Shopping at the outlet mall last night with a friend and she had totally loaded up on clothes for her 2 adorable little girls. Yes, complete with footy pjs with reindeer on them! She is trying to check out and her debit card won't go through, and then the credit card won't work and even worse her check won't clear. Besides calling her husband for help and nothing is working there was drama. I love her so I just handed over my card and she wrote the check to me...I'm a good friend, I know!

PS. At the next store her card was working fine so store #1 needs a new computer...maybe Santa should put that on the list!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Hunt

So lots of things happened this weekend that were hilarious. Picked up 110 live birds from a lady named Clydene. Having multiple people rubberneck when parked at Sonic with above mentioned birds in back up of pick-up. Being harassed by the lovely senator and dishing it right back. Thinking that it's cool that they know me well enough to call me out on my bullshit. Having my dad and his friend chime right in on the "Harassment of Allie". Playing poker and loosing money that wasn't mine. Being called a chugger by those that watched my face turn red every time I ask for another beer. Laughing at every minute of it for it's all in fun and games.....and that was just Friday night!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Maybe She's Born with It

Maybe it Maybelline! I want to give a bonus star today to the Maybelline company...I believe they have the best lipstick I've ever worn. Really my only requirements are that it stay on all day, and look good. Let me tell you this one does all of this and more. I put it on in the morning before work and I don't have to reapply...ever, not even after lunch. Actually, I have to do a little scrub to make sure it's off before I go to bed, sometimes that can be 15 hours. You can leave it as is or apply some fun VS lip gloss over it. My color choice is Raisin but I've got a large array of colors so go for it. It's less than $10 and you won't be sorry - promise.

Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor

Baby, It's Cold Outside

So every year about this time I head to the Texas Panhandle for work and a little play. You would think that after growing up there and visiting this exact same weekend for the last 6 years I would know better. I got into my car this morning and it was freaking 28 degrees outside. No wonder I was freezing my ass off...I'm leaving right after work for a heavy coat and some hand warmers. Supposedly it's going to "warm up" for the weekend but I'm not so sure I'll warm up between now and then.

I had breakfast this morning with an old high school friend and her little boy this morning. He's the cutest almost 2 year old I know...I thank him for sharing his race cars with me at Chick-fil-A. And then tonight I'm having dinner with another friend...it's just like old home week.

On a more fun note - I took this picture as I was driving yesterday...my childhood house is about 10 minutes from here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Leaving Town

I'm heading out of town today....if you know where I live, please don't let anyone break into my house! I'm not really worried but still - totally not cool since all my Christmas gifts are there.

My boss has a fundraiser every year that I help manage. It's a pheasant hunt in his home town and it's awesome. Deep down I'm a country girl (but I conceal it well, sometimes) so it's fun for me and everyone else that goes. I get to go to Harper's Game Farm and get the live birds, eat some of the best food, and hunt. There will be tons to discuss and funny things to post while I'm there so get ready. Last year my boss gave me the bird at the final dinner...

Monday, December 1, 2008

December is here

So I did a horrible job of posting in November so I'll try and make it better this month.

December is here and that means many things. The Christmas season can officially start, the end of the year is near, and my calendar is jam packed with things that make my head hurt. Don't get me wrong - I love a holiday lunch, drinks, happy hour, dinner or dessert party more than anyone will ever know. I just saying that it's December 1st and I'm tired. Can I have a holiday before the holiday?

On a bright note the radio is tuned into Christmas Carols 24/7....what is everyone's favorite, religious or not?

Religious - Ave Maria (not really a Christmas song but it's played and I LOVE it)

Festive - Silver Bells