Monday, November 26, 2012

Character Profile...Birthday Edition

Name: Sonia
Nickname: BF

Favorite Food: Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Chocolate Chip Cookies (do you see the common denominator??)
Best known for:  Her million dollar smile...

Guilty Pleasure:  Watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette...and suckering me into watching it.

Super Power:  She knows everything that goes on in Facebook...and she doesn't even have a Facebook account!  How does she do it?!?

What you don't know about her:  She's one of those girls who scopes out People while standing in the grocery check out line...and loves to share the latest celebrity gossip...But she also is one of those braniac who sets her mind to something...and accomplishes it, regardless of how difficult it is. She is one of the most strong-willed humans I know.

Funniest moments shared:  Most of our funny moments shared are due to stupid things I do...and I could produce an endless list of that stuff...but  Sonia very rarely makes a fool out of herself...give or take one or two times (like the time she created a sensational singing group called Snaple (no, not the juice drinks...6 girls named Sonia,Nancy, Annie, Priscilla, Lisa, and Elsa)..there was just one problem..they didn't sing sensationally) 

They say that pictures are worth a 1000 words... I'm not sure what in the world was so hilarious...but this picture definitely captured the essence of our friendship...we crack each other up...usually about things that other people don't find quite so amusing...
Through thick and thin...the good, bad, and the ugly...she's been by my side...Always there to listen, laugh with me, and pray for me.  Whether we were in the same city or miles away...we always remain close in heart.
Happy Birthday, BF. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Typically Thanksgivings are spent in Okc...and they're pretty quiet...because we don't have a lot of family here.  But this year, one of my cousins in Dallas invited us to his brand new house, which sits on a few acres of beautiful enjoy Thanksgiving with the whole family clan. 

I wasn't sure how this trip would go...First off, driving in the car with 6 people didn't sound like an amazing way to spend 3.5 hours.  Secondly...I knew my cousins in my age range wouldn't be there...and I am just not used to being at family functions with out them.  Usually it's the other way around.  Thirdly, driving back the same day with 6 people who just filled themselves up with turkey and pies..didn't sound like an amazing way to spend 3.5 hours either.

And so I was right about a few things...the drive there and back was slightly on the hellish side.  But the time spent with my family was awesome.  I got to really sit down and talk to my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, and nieces and nephew.  And...I'm thankful for each and every one  of them...
My beautiful nieces and cousins...
It was just me and these guys for Thanksgiving this year...
The trip was definitely worth being packed like sardines...although I definitely missed my cousins in my age range and my sister...
I'm thankful for a lot of things Thanksgiving...but maily for God's grace....because without it...there would be nothing else to speak of.
Happy Thanksgiving, blogosphere!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oodles of Noodles

 My friend Shelley at work ordered several packages of noodles from groupon...and was nice enough to give a few of us girl a bag to try it out. Apparently these noodles have no calories, no carbs, no gluten and no fat. She's been wanting one of us to try them out and give her a review of how they taste. So, I decided to make them tonight.
 This is what the bag looks like..
The slogan on the back made me chuckle...
This is a blurry shot of what they look like before I added sauce, spice, meat, veggies, and basically put...this is what they look like when they're truly fat free, carb free, calorie free state.
And this is what it looked like after I made a meal out of it.  I guess this proves I can make even the best of things fattening.
In short, my review of the noodles pre-good stuff is...they're completely tasteless.  it's like chewing water.  Ater the good tastes like chinese lo mein....not too bad.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I work at a place where a lot of young, college grads work.  The girls are really fashionable and trendy...and put my cardigans to shame.  There's three particular girls who I think dress so super cute...and I make a point of making mental notes of what they wear and how they mix and match.

Well, yesterday, I was in the bathroom...and I could see from under the stall that someone was standing at the sink.  This someone had on black tights and some mustard colored peep toe pumps.  The shoes were super cute, but I totally thought pumps and tights were a no-no.  When I left the stall and went to the sink...I realized it was one of the girls that I think is particularly fashionable.  I was shocked!

I went back to my department and asked one of the girls whether wearing tights with peep toes was acceptable.  She said definitely not.  I thought I would look into this a little more.  I mean peep toe tights girl definitely seems like she would know about fashion do's and dont' maybe...just maybe she knows something my friend and I didn't.

So I researched the subject and found this article. Looks like I won't have to save my pair of peep-toe wedge heels for the spring!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 I interrupt this way back Wednesday post to show off my new toy...'s my very own...brand new, purple, ecraft cutter!!
For those of you who have no idea what this contraption cuts images, shapes, icons, letters, etc.  (I'm sure my sister is a little annoyed right now because when I lived in Florida for a while SHE was my ecraft cutter! Ha!)This will save me so much time and energy for my parties!  I'm so stoked and ready to try it...but I have very specific things that I need it to cut, and have been calling customer service for assistance, but the offices are in Long Island and have been closed due to Sandy.  Damn, Sandy!!
I've waited 4 years to get this baby...I guess I can wait a few more days!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Never fear...I'm still here.  I've been trapped in a bathroom for 3 days...painting, that is.  My mom was going to hire some painters for the job, but Matt volunteered us to do it instead.  *Sigh*  So, I spent the better part of the weekend taping, painting, cleaning...Bleh!  If I never see a paintbrush will be too soon!!

I heard something so startling today...NEXT WEEK IS THANKSGIVING!  Seriously?  Where are the days going?  What's even more sad is that our plans are not quite nailed down yet.  I would love to join the fam in DFW, but I have to work the next day.  And driving back and forth in one day doesn't sound appealing...but what do you do?  Last year, the maternal unit and I went Black Friday shopping after turkey dinner.  We weren't after awesome things like TVs or laptops...we bought dumb things like towels and tupperware...Boy was I lamenting the next morning after I went into work after only 4 hours of sleep.  That won't be happening again...Ever.

Life seems to be moving in fast foward...and it's a little scary.  It was 20 somethin' degrees this morning, which means it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  I'm no where near ready for it.  Bahumbug!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

So one of my favorite accessories to wear in the fall is tights.  Those of you who know me know that I've had an obsession with tights since I was a little girl.  I was born in Chicago and lived there until I was 5...and remember wearing tights around the house to keep warm...and sliding around the house was just an added bonus. 

So, today's post is dedicated to TIGHTS!...and to learn more about the do's and dont's on how to wear HERE!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thanksgiving in Okc is usually a little on the boring side.  We don't have a lot of family here, so it's not a very big gathering.  Usually it's just my family and aunt's family...and we're typically kind of a quiet group.  We just eat too much and then kind of lounge around in a sleep induced trance.
This picture was taken during Thanksgiving 2009.  We had just eaten...and I went to the room to lounge...and this is what I kid cousin Les lying on my bed IN MY WEDDING DRESS, reading a magazine...just like it was a normal thing to do.  
Gotta definitely made me laugh....and it still does!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

S'more, Please!

In my house, smores are a much enjoyed treat...I used to just put a piece of hershey's and marshmallow on a graham cracker and nuke it in the microwave.  And yes, it was delicious and easy...

But then I discovered a new way to make smores...and I thought I'd share it with you because the result is even MORE delicious!

Line a cookie sheet with graham crackers...sprinkle mini marshmallows over it, and then sprinkle chocolate chips over them.  Put in oven under broiler...I would watch them because the marshmallows get toasty realllly fast.  Once the marshmallows are browned, pull cookie sheet out of the oven...and place graham crackers over the top and press down soo the ooze which will help the chocolate chips continue to melt.

Then enjoy! favorite thing to do is dunk them in milk!!

Oh, and by the way...I rocked the vote....did you?

Monday, November 05, 2012

I spent the weekend with 2 of my favorite cuzzies, Lisa & SueTee.  Sadly, it's been  2 years or so since I've last seen it was a much needed, but extremely short visit.  SueTee was kind enough to score us some tickets to the very first home game of the Houston Rockets.  It was slightly weird to see Houston fans with beards cheering James Hardin on.  And although the Rockets lost...It's always fun to watch an NBA game...especially with these two.
Before the game, we had dinner at a fancy new burger and crepe joint called Guru.  Lisa and I had left early morning and had skipped lunch, so we were starving.  A nice juicy burger and fries were exactly what both of us needed.
I decided to order a "shroom burger."  On the menu, it was described as a burger with portabella mushroom, sauteed onions and peppers and swiss cheese.  I took my first bite, and wasn't highly impressed.  I was shocked because Lisa kept saying her burger was amazing.  And I totally wondered why mine wasn't.  I took the bun off, and added some salt...hoping that would do the trick.  I cut my burger in half and ate one half.  Then, I cut the other half in half...and after I did that, I took the bun off again because I noticed something was missing....MEAT!  Yes, I ate half of my shroom burger before I realized that it was made entirely of a portabella mushroom without any meat!  Who woulda thunk it?  I totally was expecting a mushroom burger with a meat pattie...not a portabella pattie!  Sooooo disappointing.  My cousins couldn't stop laughing because they knew that the shroom had no meat and thought I was just making a healthy choice. 
I don't know what was more my cousins who've known me my whole life could possibly think I'd order a vegetarian burger or how my mushroom burger had no meat!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Funsies...

I've worked quite a few places since I started working at 16...and I've befriended many-a people these past 22 years (I hope I did my math right)...and actually have maintained a few of those friendships.
In all my jobs...the hilight has always been the people I work with and Paycom is no different.
Below is a pic of me and one of my favorites...Shelley.  She brightens my day every day with her wit and sunny disposition!
 Me @ work on Halloween.  My department dressed like animals...and I took the chance to dress up like the world's cutest puppy...Mousse! I was so sad cuz I got no treats!
 The whole gang...the gorilla in the back is actually my boss!