Monday, December 29, 2008
This decision was made after a very eye opening weigh in, in the chez det master bath and the scale was quickly moved to the kitchen for daily reminders of the horror that we endured this evening.........so needless to say weight watchers quickly followed.
No more LOSIC (Ladies of Ski Island Cocktails), no more "Betty Time" (happy hour), no more wine, no more cakes-cookies-sweets (well unless we save up our points by not eating ANYTHING all week), no more....dare I say it.....MASHED POTATOES! Don't be fooled though-I am on a temporary hiatus from the potatoes not a definite one........
So stay tuned this is where the diary will ensue about the adventure and the walk of life we women call weight watchers-AKA Torture!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
They are peeled, then boiled and the carmalized in sugar and butter until golden brown.....OMG heaven on a plate-I had 3 helpings and am now headed to change into the ever comfortable PJ's I received for XMAS.......serious these are going to go down as a new and wonderful creation.....
I am off to watch my new boyfriend again "AKA new Spud" Christian Bale in the Dark Night.......I had no idea I liked super heros or motorcycles before this man arrived on the screen......
I wish you all a very merry christmas and hope that you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family! As 2008 comes to a close I realize how truly blessed I am for all of the family and friends in my own life......I love you all; but a certain shout out needs to be said to my #1 SBFF, supporter, counselor, cheerleader and family- Jess! Love ya Jess thanks for always being there for me!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I was sad-I am sad but I know that he is better off and as most of you will tell me "just a fish"......but he was my fish and he made the journey with Sam and I back home to OKC and lived through partyment with Det, Jess and I. I also thought he was a very beautiful fish-the brightest color of red........Jess assured me that she and Det would bury him for me ( I just couldn't see flushing my fish down the toilet) and bless her heart she said she would even say a little prayer for him-and let's face it Jess and I just aren't very "pray-e" so this meant allot. Such good friends I have and I know it killed her to call me in Dallas to give me the news.......
So 2009 we are down a fish but I am not out.......
Friday, December 19, 2008
Ok so anyway.....its Friday-I am officially on vacation for the entire week! It needs to be said that chez det has kicked it up another notch and now we have wireless in the house! So as Jess is cooking our XMAS dinner for tonight's celebration I am sitting at the counter, enjoying a "bud heavy" and talking to you! I swear if they keep adding cool shit like this I may never move out!
Side note: Jess is making a Mashed Potato Lasagna-yes people I said Mashed Potato Lasagna! My world is complete when Italian carbs and my most favorite carbs collide! It's a Paula dean winner-and Jess let me help pick the menu!!! I am so excited-who needs chocolate when you have heavy cream!!! I of course am drinking the wine and making the famous Queen "rock star salad"-you know that I have forever been assigned to side dishes right?
I need to update and tell you that I accepted a new job and start the 6th; I am very excited and looking forward to getting settled- however it needs to be said to my SSO girls that I am going to miss seeing them everyday and all of the fun convos we have:) Shout out......sorry don't know what it is with the shout out tonight......
So let's see I leave for Big D tomorrow; I am very excited to see the Matriarch and the Poppie and most of all my beloved Sam!!!! It should be a very fun filled and busy week-shopping is on the agenda! With that said....have a great weekend......I am off for another "bud heavy" from the chez det beverage center....seriously see what I mean.....I may never leave:)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Oh those were the days.......I can't complain though-I am looking forward to a holiday season spent with family and friends and re-focusing on the real meaning of the season! I have to admit that I miss Santa on Christmas morning, but my mom's hugs and hot chocolate aren't too shabby either!
So this was a little sappy-but it is Christmas damnit :) So to bring you back down to Potato reality, don't kid yourself Jess and I are planning on Hot Chocolate (with a little something something thrown in) , an awesome meal Friday night and XMAS movies-all to celebrate our holiday together!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year-2009 will be the year of the Potato I can feel it:)
Monday, December 8, 2008
We dined at Hotel Za Za at Dragonfly; we were hoping to see some celebrities but a whole bunch of Santa's showed up instead-a cowboy one caught Staci and mine's eye! Dinner was amazing, and I would have to add that our little waiter "tator tot" was adorable and very sweet-he even brought us all flowers (his name really was tate), and we continued our evening at the bar there as we watched the last of the OU game and our victory!!!
After that we headed out to do some dancing and after some nice young gentlemen offered some drinks we were set for the night; ended up at another dance club and the throwing of "deuces" ensued-that was Staci's signature dance move that night:) Pictures to follow later......there are some good ones! All in all a pretty eventful trip with lots of good little stories along the way!
Hope this finds you all getting ready for the holiday and staying warm!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Schme if you are out there-we (as in Jess, me and Amanda) miss you and we would like to hear from you very much! And don't give me any crap about work and life and yada yada yada! Get in touch with us-BEFORE XMAS! If not you get coal this year-no lie I talked to the man himself!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So the house is awesome (for pics see above link) and we are all excited to be out of the apartment......Jess was so excited we already have XMAS cheer up in this biotch:) Seriously it is really great and I am really happy for them; my room of course will be awesome and it is much home-ier (sp?) than partyment...........Sam has been on an elongated vacation with JJ and Poppie (my mom and SB) since Thanksgiving, but he will be reunited to the new environment after XMAS.....we are gearing up for the holidays and I believe that baking will commence here in the next week or two......I usually drink wine while Mama cat and Jess do all of the baking....
So here comes 2009 and just possibly it could be a good potential spud year! Speaking of that my secret Santa got me the greatest candidate of all:XOXOXOXOXO
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Anyways-I was wondering if men in general look at these magazines specifically when their own gender is being "judged" of sorts and wonder "do i measure up", "does my hair look that great?", "is my bone structure the be envied?". I only ask this because as women we are subjected to beauties on pages all the time and comparing ourselves has become the norm, which is said in a way.......like we need to look a certain way to be considered "beautiful"; so I was wondering if men ever felt the same about feeling the "sexiest or most handsome"?
And why are only celebrities and song writers/musicians taken into consideration as beautiful people; because they are the ones we see everyday? I mean if you are going to label something as "the sexiest-most beautiful-attractive alive" shouldn't you take into consideration the entire population?! I mean I am sure we have some pretty sexy/beautiful people here in Oklahoma and it probably doesn't have anything to do with their looks? Do you get where I am going here people?
So happy Friday to all of you Sexy, Strong, Beautiful, Kind Hearted, Loving men/women out there-you all deserve to grace the covers of magazines!
PS Hugh Jackman is pretty hot though and has stepped his game up recently:)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Oh and BTW my answer to the lovely baby proposition was-"I think you should have another shot"
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
1. Jess (wants to and is trying-and thinks she might be)
2. Someone I know-but can't reveal (due to confidentiality)
3. My nail tech (wants to be pregnant)
4. Alice (Mama & Papa Cat's pet raccoon)-is pregnant-yes a raccoon people!
OK....so the last one is an animal and its only really 3 people but really I think everyone around me and I run into is pregnant. I however am NOT pregnant-just to clear that up........not that anyone was worried.....
OK so really that's all I got as of late.....the house continues to move along, we are almost ready to move out of partyment-the holidays are upon us and all is right with the world!
Hope this finds you all gearing up for turkey day!!!!
PS The CMA's are on tonight people-that is the Country Music Awards!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
My other thought was I thought that church and state were supposed to be separate; why then are most polling locations at churches? Just a thought I had.......
Happy voting and may God be with us in the next 4 years-regardless of who wins; we'll need God in the times we are about to face as a nation.......
Monday, November 3, 2008
They call us "sets", a group of women to approach is a "set".......the last I recalled we were called women-trying to have a good time with friends until dumbasses like them approach with lame ass questions........anyways the reason for this blog is a new term they threw at me last night......."keno".......basically a "set" showed one of these poor souls some "keno" and he couldn't respond to our Chris Angel look alike's liking.......what the hell is all of this anyway.....so if you watch this train wreck and know what this term means please enlighten me so I don't go around showing it the next time I am out and get approached by a "pick up artist"..........ugh.......still single and still looking for the main spud......it's no wonder when I have crap like this to compete with......
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Right now, you need to separate your unrealistic goals from the goals you can reach.
You are the master at spotting the one detail that throws off everything else and have saved friends and family from countless minor disasters. Today, though, you may need to let them make their mistakes.
So for me the unrealistic goals may be my outlook on money..........I need to start small and move from there.....no doubt I am totally stoked about moving into the newly revamped jess/det, but can't help thinking about my own place too........
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
1. Victim identity
3. Familiar Routines
7. Avoiding Challenges (now if this were conflict it would not relate to me:))
8. Being the "Center of the Universe" (what child isn't when they are young)
9. Fear of Change (OK so this one relates to me somewhat)
I am telling you this is a pretty feel good read.......of course I am totally being sarcastic...........So some of this I understand-some of it I get; but I am here to tell you that not all of my childhood was bad-there were allot of good parts and memories thrown in there as well...........sure there are things I need to work through, sure some of those are because of experiences in the past or lack of certain relationships.........but while I don't have all 9 "emotional crutches" listed above, there are some I can relate too.........I guess what I am trying to say is that don't we all have things that have happened-don't we all have things we would like to change or have different outcomes from stuff that happened in our past, childhood or not....?
I just pose the question because this book really got me feeling like I am or may be (and I quote) "stuck in my childhood ugliness for decades, sometimes forever, angry, bitter, self destructive, depressed, anxious, or just generally out of control and way off any positive track." Now I will be the first to admit that I have been there and done that-well most of it-and have learned (still learning at times); but can anyone else see themselves in some of this description.......come on people help me out here I feel like I may be the only raging, damaged, adult child out there.......:)
You know all of this is a bunch of crap right? I mean not me and some of the feelings-but this book?! Seriously......people can grow, learn and break cycles-it happens every day.........it may just take some of us longer than others.......
Pretty heavy for Tuesday huh-I think it may be PMS.......
The Queen (or "Queenie" for you Amanda:))
PS . Does this look like a raging, damaged adult child? No-Just one cramming her face full of Mickey D's and finding some relief:)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This was such a fun day! I mean how do you go wrong in an atmosphere where everyone is there for the same reason.....drinking, football, more beer, food throw in some more beer and you pretty much get the picture.......my cousin's sorority did a float in the homecoming parade (see pictures) and I even ran into the fam (see more pictures)-I even met the Senator, Jim Inhoff, for Christ's sake....which by the way was a story in itself......pretty random:)
Too wrap up this great day-the queen ended up in Tecumseh, OK-yes people- Tecumseh-at a bar called Cow Town and rode a mechanical bull......you really can't say I don't live life or make the most of every experience:)
Ore-Ida ain't got nothing on the real thing!!!! And I am here to tell you, the day that plugging a bag into the microwave to make mashed potatoes becomes the "norm"-that's the day I role over in my grave and right back to the real thing!!!!!
PS OU/KS post and pics coming soon........pretty good stuff!
PSS I decided Jess's babies will call me "Queenie"; this will be my awesome auntie name:)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
OK-So anyways....it's Tuesday-ladifrickinda.........
Good news-Potato Matriarch is coming to visit tomorrow for several days; i haven't seen her since i moved back so i am so excited!!!!
Big news at the 'partyment" last night-creepy guy in our parking lot sent by gut check off so we called the patrol in the lot and low and behold 6 cop cars showed up and the guy got the tazor action and taken off to jail.....along with the towage of his car......I awoke to Det telling me their were cops in our apartment that wanted to talk to me-not what you expect at 10:30pm when you had just drifted off the an awesome sleep-but I gave it and then i think the cop may have been extra chatty with me-he must be hard up if that was flirting, as my hair was tussled and no make-up was on my face and I am sure night breath had already kicked in......
Monday, October 13, 2008
I would be the first one to tell you if we played a bad game and a loss is a loss, but this loss was hard to take; 1 because its Texas and 2 because we did and do have the better team. Did you see Sam Bradford's stats for the game?!!!! Anyways......so we have another year to listen to the looser horns gloat.......let them have their day, they know who is better and they won by default.....
Hope your teams did well-I have to say I can't believe that OSU #17 beat #4 Mizzou.....again all top 5 teams (other than Alabama who didn't play) got beat........so we'll see where the polls end up this week as we take on KU this weekend!!!!
Happy Monday-and Columbus Day!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
But seriously, lets talk about this.......I think that what bothers me about this baby thing is that I can relate to everything else in Jess's life, all of the experiences we have had and share.....I can't relate to a baby....I don't have one (except Sam-Love you Sam) and I am not anywhere near one happening......
We are close so when someone you love is going through life experiences its comforting to help them along the way........I can't comfort, I can't say I know how you feel, I can't say "oh i know how that is"......its just something I will be there for, but not helpful in.....
This is an unknown territory for me, one I know we would cross, but man it sure snuck the hell up on me and i am not prepared........
All I can say is I better get prepared, because when the new house hits-its baby making time and the fricking new enviroment isn't helping me......so .........here we go baby........
P.S. Did I mention I was SINGLE and looking for my MAIN SPUD!!!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I have a busy weekend coming up, and maybe a PS#2 will fall on the scene, but if not....I guess that's OK too-I guess..........
By the way-did you all know that OU is #1!!!!! Boomer Sooner!!!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So there was not really any chemistry on my part-but I really think that he is a nice guy......and you pretty much know how that goes........
I am really glad I took the step to go out though:) Here's hoping we have a PS#2 around the corner!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here's hoping i can be a sweet potato......
Thursday, September 25, 2008
(this is "the look" for ya'll that don't know-and sums up the feeling)
Ok ya'll tomorrow is D-day, better known as date day.......today was not a good day-anxiousness and nerves have all got the best of me........its been so bad Det couldn't stand it and took Jess and I to dinner......of course we talked about "the date"......at this point I think I have built this way up,-but really its all in my head.....doesn't remove the fact that i am petrified.....just of the entire word "DATE"......and all that comes with that.......I actually asked Jess why god couldn't just plop it in my lap, but i know that's not realistic. I think at this point you all should feel bad for PS#1......he is clueless-he made reservations, need i say more.
On another note-after the discussion with Det and Jess-I decided that i am going to take a different angle on this and just worry about me and where i am at in all of this, instead of worrying about the other person-because lets get real its always been about the other person to me.....so d-day tomorrow-we are on a count down......
I got my haircut tonight-color good-bangs short.......love the red shirt.....
PS Jess and Det's house is rocking!!!! she hasn't posted in forever-their computer has a bug and its hard to upload pics-but when she does you all will see all of the progress-bawchickabawbaw!!!!
PSS-i know i am not marrying this guy-and for all of you that think I am taking this too seriously then you don't know me very well and there is no explanation needed for you peeps!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I am feeling pretty good about the outfit-I will feel good in it.....this is key at this stage......
I also have to admit that walking this evening did a body good-but the beer did it better and relaxed me more.....Jess promised me wine on Friday night.......:)
So ya PS#1 (and that's potential spud #1, not PlayStation-I don't why I have him numbered its not like we have more than one we are dealing with at this point) has stepped up to the plate and now the real anxiety for me kicks in......you see I think I have explained before I am not a good dater-AT ALL......I get all freaked out, anxious, sweat-over just a little dinner and some manners. I really think its just an unknown situation for me so I really don't know how to act and the control is no longer in my hands-which is a huge problem.......so anyways.......PS#1 is a really nice, guys guy that used to be an old neighbor of mine and I ran into him Saturday evening over in my old 'hood. Jess was with me too but left early as I stayed to visit......he drove me home (another shocker) and that was that-well that is after asking me out to dinner and i decided to take another route and accept an actual invitation.
Here's where I bring you all into this........I am going to post about all the anxiety leading up to this date on Friday at 7:00pm. And I have already kicked myself......Amanda/Jess get ready to smack your faces.....last night as he gave me the details about picking me up and so on, the picking me up threw me off, so I decided that I would tell him I would meet him at his house and we could go from there-he was like that is kind of weird-and I was like why, and he said well TD (his nickname for me) call me old school but normally a guy picks a girl up when they go out to eat-see what I mean, I am no good at this..........but I don't feel bad for him I warned him I was weird, difficult and allot of trouble......he just said he didn't mind, he liked me just as I was and he'd see me Friday........I am in trouble-BIG trouble!
BTW: for you inquiring minds-I am going to Charlie Newtons-although he offered a another place that had great wine (since you know I love wine), but I opted for comfort food-figured I would need it!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Adorable, huh? I even held her without dropping her, this is a big step up for me-I am completely unfamiliar with children...... Well she is wearing the wrong team, but you have to blame that on the parents....heheh! She was born on September 1st, and that should be noted its the same day as our potato matriarch's birthday and a day before mine, the child is destined to love mashed potatoes!
Congratulations Laura and Don!
Monday, September 15, 2008
synonyms cheat , cozen , defraud , swindle mean to get something by dishonesty or deception. cheat suggests using trickery that escapes observation
Well if you missed Oprah last Thursday you missed a doozie......it created much discussion at my office last Friday amongst all of us girls and boy did we have allot to say! Basically it was all about cheating and why men do it-specifically focused around men.....they had expert after expert give all sorts of analysis and then even the bravest souls (the cheaters themselves) give their own testimonials......it was all the same, men cheat because they are missing something at home, but really their egos need to be inflated if you ask me.....and that's what some of the men said themselves......attention. It all boils down to the attention......really for both men and women, men may be driven by attraction and women by emotion but its all about attention and ego......
The second half of the show gave some statistics that I thought were pretty interesting.....specifically that 12% of men, no matter what will cheat and have no regrets or any remorse and more than likely will cheat again.....continually.....again and again......this is funny to me, although I know its not a funny topic but out of all of the men in the world I think that I have been involved with the majority of this 12% :) Hence that I am still lookin' for my main spud!
Lesson here-always listen to your instincts, its the truest voice you will ever hear.......
Friday, September 5, 2008
Not a long story, but of course Jess and I were out one evening at the very ritzy Henry Hudson's, a place where every classy woman should be scene.....and while taking some red headed slut shots that were purchased for us by some very manly men at the bar.....they began to tell us that they would be on "that" "like a rat on a cheeto"-I actually stopped mid-conversation and said "excuse me did you just say a rat on a cheeto" which was followed by a very proud yes and this my friends is why I love Oklahoma!
Just thought I would type about what I used to do on Friday nights as I now get ready for wine and rented movies:) Happy Friday!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Other than that not a lot planned-I think I am cranky-and when I asses (sp?) the situation I really don't have anything to be cranky about-which can only mean one thing-PMS! Oh gahhhhh......how I love the non-stop moodiness, bloating, lower back pain and bottomless pit of a stomach I can't seem to fill-now I know I am PMSing because I am being a smart ass-well I normally am so this is no different......anyway the point is-its not fun! period-no pun intended. Plus I hate being bitchy when I have absolutely no reason to be and then I feel like an ass and guilty because I am being ungrateful or something.......now the emotions are kicking in......great! This gives you a pretty good idea about how the next several days are going to go......poor Det and Jess. I am lucky that Jess is such a patient and great friend......I mean don't get me wrong she'll kick my ass but at least she gets me:) Det doesn't have a choice on the other hand:)
Well happy Friday peeps and hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! BTW its the King of Pop's (Michael Jackson) 50th Birthday-WOW! I am old......
The Queen (of potato's that is)
PS So much for casual Friday and my excitement about jeans-hence the PMS and bloating!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
"Keep your opinions to yourself today -- there's nothing to be gained from blabbing. You need to let other people take the credit for your work for now, but the truth should come out pretty soon. "
This may help explain to you all how my week is going at work......I am trying to stay quiet and keep my head down (which you know is almost impossible for me-the keeping quiet part); just adjusting and trying to get it all lined out.
So I am focusing on decorating my new space today and making it my own; below are several pics that will be there to keep me comforted through the days ahead!
I love my Papa!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I think this thing is a joke; they play on peoples emotions, get you to sign up for this bullshit-supposedly match you on "so many levels" and then whamo you are to find your Mr./Mrs. Right-I am here to tell you folks I don't believe that your Mr./Mrs. Right is on a website that asks you to pay $39.95 a month; I know mine isn't anyway. I know that its a way to be open to meeting more people and I should keep an open mind.....listen I have been single going on 3+years and I have heard just about everything about dating and how to go about doing it.
It should be said that I am not a good dater; I have accepted this but am still holding out hope that there is a very patient (puts up with me), morally sound (has some fricking sense about right and wrong), honest (doesn't lie about the wife he is still currently involved with), respectful (doesn't speak to me like a dog and maybe gets the door/bill every once in awhile), attractive (gorgeous:)) man that is awaiting me to complete his life. Did I mention I LOVE romantic comedies?!!!
I have been told that my expectations are too high, that nothing is perfect....and so on and so forth. But I can't help that I too was suckered into the whole "open yourself up" and joined that damn site. There are a few of you out there that know how my story with E-Harmony ended up.....to save some people's privacy I won't go into detail here; but let's just say that my 1st date (the only one i went on and accepted) ended with the nice young man informing me that he needed an organ transplant....I mean I was shocked and saddened-sad for him, sad for me; what do you do with information like that. Needless to say i cancelled my account the next day......now I am not heartless and know that this was not this guy's fault (just bad circumstances), but I took that as a sign from the gods that I was not ready to date.....let alone publicize myself on the Internet........
So yes I am still single, I am still looking, I am open to meeting someone, I am not bitter any longer and am dealing with where I am in life........with that said when I meet that certain someone and fall in love I won't be on a commercial and he will already know all of my personality/compatibility traits and love me anyway!!!!!
Happy Friday-The Queen
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"You're in really good spirits today, and while you might be too much for some people, that is totally their problem and not yours. Hang out with others who have the same energy."
Notice the highlighted text in red; this is exactly me....always has been always will be. I am just too much for some to take, while others love my energy and LOUDNESS.....Det is coping with the latter:)
So I urge you too to find your inner zest/spirit and not give a flying flip what others think about it! Don't let them rain on your parade-literally given the weather!
PS-I haven't forgot about E-Harmony.....I have a feeling I will have a lot to say....so I am trying to get all of my thoughts together and be able to make some sense too-after a couple of beers or maragaritas, i haven't decided what my drink of choice will be this evening:)