Thursday, June 30, 2011

Proofread! Proofread! Proofread!

Because I have nothing exciting to share or update on, I leave you with this sign that I saw while on Mandy's Bachelorette Trip in Orlando.
This reaffirms my idea for a business - proofreading and writing for business owners who speak English as a second language. These people would be first on my list of prospects, with the remainder being the owners of every single Chinese buffet in the world.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Celebrity Sighting!

Last week, Shane and I (and some friends) were at our regular spot, Hottie Hawgs, playing trivia. Long story short, we didn't win, but got a call from someone saying Zac Brown was at Dixie Tavern (a local bar where the Zac Brown band got their start). We jump in the car and head over and sure enough...Zac Brown was there. Proof below (sorry for the bad quality...damn camera phone):

And some videos:
We never approached him or tried to talk to him...he was just trying to have a drink and chill. So, instead we sat three feet away from him and just stared. Way less creepy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sh*t My Dad Says

As we approach Father's Day on Sunday, I thought it only fitting to share some of the wisdom that my dad has shared with me over the years. Some legit, some non-legit...some relevant, some irrevelant.
  1. Chew with your mouth closed. OR Don't smack your food. (This turned into an OCD disorder...I know notice EVERYONE who smacks their food. And once I notice it, it sounds like they are doing it into a microphone.)
  2. Take your time and do it right the first time.
  3. Take initiative - don't wait for someone to ask you do something.
  4. Always keep your car clean - you never know who will need a ride. (He actually used to say 'What if you saw the President stranded on the side of the road? Would you let him ride in a nasty car?' Well, first, the President would never be hitchhiking, and second, if it is our current President that we are talking about...then, yes, he could ride in a nasty car.)
  5. Keep your elbows off the table.
  6. Being on time means you are late. (This one NEVER sunk in because I'm habitually late.)
  7. Always make your bed. (This one didn't quite take either...)
  8. Always keep your things 'squared away.' There is no excuse to not take care of your stuff.
  9. Always tell your brothers you love them. Family is the most important thing.
  10. Never argue with an idiot. They'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Cold - Recommended Remedies

I officially have a the summer...and it sucks. Yesterday was spent laying in my bed, then on the couch, eating soup and feeling sorry for myself.

Below are my go to items for a cold - all highly recommended:

The Neti Pot...this thing is AMAZING.

No better sleep than the NyQuil sleep...


Stay hydrated with the Camelbak...the second best invention on this list.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese...mmmm.

Feel sorry for me.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Random Thoughts this Week

I only have one picture for this post – boring. But something that ISN’T boring are some of the completely random things that I’ve thought about/done this week.

1. Who invented the 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. work week? And why? And who decided that Saturday and Sunday should be your days off? 

2. I got home the other night to the HUGEST bug sitting on the door handle to my house. I walk up, put my keys in the lock and then see the bug…I jumped down three stairs, ran over to the other side of my car and immediately opened my phone to call Shane. (Whenever I get scared or confused, I call Shane. He can fix problems telepathically.) He was playing tennis, though, so I knew I was in this one alone. I was frantic. I immediately had to pee…like pee my pants pee. Then I look around because I think maybe this is a joke…someone drove all the way to my house to put this fake bug on my door handle and then sit and wait for me to get home and find it. Or maybe it’s a stalker. (Too much Law and Order). So, long story short, I do what any mature adult would do – I begin picking up sticks and branches and throwing them at the door from across the driveway…hoping to scare the bug off. After about 10 sticks, I finally hit it and it falls off onto the steps. It was dead. I take another stick and flick it under the deck stairs. Look around again…proceed inside.

3. I’ve decided I like Justin Bieber. It’s not Bieber-fever status but I enjoy some of his songs…and I recently watched the CMT awards (or some award show that was on CMT) and saw that he collaborated with Rascal Flatts. Done and done.

4. Guys who grunt at the gym are ridiculous. Besides the point that you are being disrespectful of those who are trying to enjoy a nice novel while walking on the treadmill, you just look stupid. And if you wear earbuds and possibly can’t hear yourself doing it…just watch for my over-exxagerated huffs and puffs and my laser focused death stare.

5. Nicki Minaj is a cheap, tacky rip off of Lady Gaga, in my personal opinion. Yeah, I know they do two different types of music…but still.

6. Moo Moo and Dragon are dead. Moo Moo was malled and gutted while Dragon was simply tortured…Beau slowly removed his squeaker by busting the side stitching of his chest. Although he may be a sadist, I consider him a genius dog…I think I’ve said before that I plan on using him as our first born’s nanny. I was only half way kidding.

You have any random thoughts to share?

Have a great weekend!