Saturday, December 31, 2011

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Where have I been?  Well, I've been sick for about 2 weeks.  This allergy problem is driving me nuts.  I started feeling funky on the 20th and just got worse.  The beautiful part was that I hadn't finished my Christmas shopping.  I finally made myself hit stores that Friday and Saturday before Christmas.  It was fun trying to buy gifts while sneezing like crazy and plugging my nose with tissues.  It was lovely.  And the fun part was feeling like poop on Christmas Eve and sleeping most of the day on the couch.  I was a load of fun.  Since then I've felt better but not even close to 100%.  I'm light headed and just really draggy.  Is that a medical term?  I can't seem to shake this.  I hate being a big, fat baby.

Here I am on New Year's Eve doing pretty much the same thing I did on Christmas Eve. But at least this time, I am not unconcsious, just feeling yucky.  My plan was to go to show tonight to see a few bands but feeling like this, I would be a big party pooper.  There is an old saying (at least I think there is), that the way you kick off NYE, is how the rest of your year would go.  I used to believe it but the older I've gotten, not so much.  So I am not to worried that I am working on my blog, watching Law & Order reruns and feeling like poop.  But I know that 2012 will be awesome. I've ended 2011 with a fantastic job, my health and my family and friends, so my year was fantastical!

Today's soundtrack theme is of course New Year's. Please enjoy! Thank you for reading my blog (even though I was a bit of a slacker at times). And I will see you in 2012.











Thanks for reading my blog!
Happy New Year!
Julie

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas wrapping up my shopping

It's 12/14 and I have not really started any Christmas shopping. I've done a few things but I am so behind.  I start working on a list of ideas and then I get distracted. I either start messing around on Facebook, start reading a book or watching a really lame Christmas movie on Lifetime.   Oh why do I get sucked into those?  My favorites are Comfort and JoyRecipe for a Perfect Christmas and last but not least, Undercover Christmas.  All of which are the cheesiest of the cheesy.  I've seen them twice all ready.  So I better buckle down and get to business.  Christmas will be here before I know it.

For today's soundtrack my theme is Christmas. Hopefully it will get me in the spirit to finish my shopping. Enjoy!

Oh my loves!

Puts me in a great mood!

Love this version!


Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let's get physical for $2

I have joined the revolution. Yes, I have started going to Zumba class.  I've only been twice this week but I am totally loving it.  I am sore but not where I can't get out of bed or walk. The good thing is, the studio is down the street from me (okay more like 2 exits down but close enough) and the classes are at night. I am so ready to go back.  The lessons are only $2.00.  Can you believe that?

Here is the funny thing.  I am built like a boy, meaning I have no hips or curves so I feel like a piece of spaghetti trying to move.  Don't get me wrong, I am a pretty decent dancer but I can't dance like this.  I kinda feel like a stripper doing some of these moves but a dorky stripper who would not make any money.  I also feel a little self conscience when I am doing all the sexy moves because I am such a goober in real life.  I was like Baby the first time that Johnny tried to teach her how to dance.   But that will not stop me.  I am going to Zumba myself into a chica with a cute booty and some killer abs.  Woo!

My workout inspiration is today's soundtrack theme. Enjoy!

Who can beat $2 a Zumba lesson?!


I have no idea what language this is but get 
to 4:30 and that is pretty much me during class.

Der!

 

My plan for at least twice a week.

My song after the workout!

Stay warm and thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Running on faith.

So I am watching the Millionaire Matchmaker reunion special tonight and I am bawling like a baby.  Why?  Because at the very end, one of her client's just proposed to the woman that he met through the matchmaking service.  It was so sweet and here I am, in my jammies, boo-hooing like a baby.  And not out of jealousy but because it was they were the sweetest couple.  They were so perfect and you could see how much they loved each other.  It gave me so much hope.  

The theme for tonight's soundtrack is hope and faith. Hope & faith that I finally meet the man of my dreams and best friend.  Anyone that is reading this, I would appreciate it any prayers, good vibes and thoughts. Let's get me a man!




Thanks for reading by blog!
Julie

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Random thoughts: Perfume, Christmas and Ryan Gosling

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it was a doozy.  Turkey Trot complete - ran it in 44 minutes.  And that was even walking the first 10 minutes.  And now here is the bonus.  WFAA-TV/Channel 8 ran a special on the race and I just so happen to record it. I finally watched it and sure enough, there I was panting my way towards the finish line. I looked like crap but hell, I finished the race. Good times!  Then of course lots o' food that afternoon.  As usual, I ate my weight in food.  But the Cowboys win made me forget that I was feeling like a beached whale.

Then for the our tradition. Black Friday for me, my sisters and nieces.  I was up Friday morning at 3:30am and we were decking the malls about 5am or so. I bought myself a pair of jeans, black pants and this fantastic new perfume.  It was an early Christmas for me.  It was a long day but so much fun.

Speaking of Christmas, I've started some of my Christmas shopping but not even close to being finished. I love this time of year.  Love seeing all the lights at the stores, the music and of course all the eating.  Thank goodness I have been back in the gym.

Not a lot going on with me but just a bunch of random thoughts.
1. I love that Eva Mendez is dating Ryan Gosling.  Two of my favorite people.  I want them to get married and have pretty babies.
2. I am kinda sad that Michael Buble' is taking over as the go to Christmas song crooner. Um, hello?  Anyone remember one fantastic Harry Connick, Jr.?  Don't get me wrong, I do like Mr. Buble' but I have yet to hear any HCJ for the holidays.
3. I finally got a new phone - A Blackberry Torch and I LOVE it!!
4. Am I the only one that isn't watching the Victoria Secret Angels runaway show?

So for today, my soundtrack is going to be as random as my thoughts.








Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Those Aren't Pillow!

Yes I am a slacker!  I can't believe I let another month go by without blogging.  There really isn't an excuse. I am just lazy with a capital LAZY.   It's not like I am dating someone or anything. As I told one of a friend of my today, my dating pool is now circling the drain. Gulg, gulg, gulg.

It's two days away from Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner.  Wow!!  It still stuns me how fast the year just flew by me.  I am excited to spend the day with my family.  A bunch of us will be starting the morning at the Turkey Trot.  2nd year in a row for us. Then it's off to my sister B's house for our Thanksgiving lunch.  I am in charge of the salad, drinks and ice.  You should know that is code for the person that can't cook. Pretty sad, 41 and really can't cook.  Maybe next year I should take a cooking class?  Nah. If can't blog in a timely manner, what makes me think I can keep up with a class.  So back to the day.  I will be eating like pig and then sleeping like a baby during half-time.  We will end the day with the Cowboys game.  Woo!  That is how you spend a day.

For today's soundtrack I will leave with a little Thanksgiving music and such.





Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Friday, November 4, 2011

Loser

It's been awhile and I pretty much have no excuse except that I was all about the baseball.  My life was consumed with it.  And lucky for me, my sister and brother-in-law we all went to Game 6 where the Rangers clinched the American League Championship. It was a great day!!  We had the most amazing seats.  We sat 4 rows behind home plate and we were on national TV since the game was televised on FOX.  Awesome!  But the downside, we couldn't eat while on camera.  So during the commercials, we had to stuff our faces. :)  You can stuff a lot of twizzlers in your mouth in about 2 minutes. I don't recommend it but it if you need to, it can be done.



Our AWESOME seats!!

American League Champs!!!

Then of course we had the World Series and every game took a toll on my life.  So many late nights and so many emotions.  And of course, Game 6 was the game that made me want to throw up. One strike away from winning the entire series, not only once but TWICE!!!  If I was a cat, I would have last about 8 lives.  It was so emotional.  And I am not gonna lie to you, I cried after Game 6.  I didn't do it in front of anyone, I waited until I got in my car and let the tears flow.  Such a tough loss. If I was crying, I can't image what the actual players did after the game.  After losing Game 7, all my tears were gone and I was just sad for a while.  My sports depression is now over and I am back in the real world. Bring on season 2012 Rangers!!  I plan to be there on opening day. It's on a Friday so perfect. 

Since we lost, my soundtrack theme is loss and sadness. But it will be cathartic.  In no way am I saying the  Rangers are losers, it's just a sense of loss. I should all ready accept this and say to myself once again "That's the way baseball go."  Thanks Wash for great season.





Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm so tired

I am alive - just barely. So this is going to be really short.  My life has been consumed with baseball for the last few weeks. I will post pictures this weekend.  Not much of anything else.  I've been fighting allergy problems so I am feeling really puny.  Late baseball nights + allergy problems = yucky feeling.  I feel like poop but I need to watch my Texas Rangers. When is the next time I will see them in the World Series?  Straight to my soundtrack, the theme today is tired.





Thanks for reading my blog. Go Rangers!
Julie

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lazy Julie

Another Saturday night and it's just me and my squatter.  I think that's how a lot of my blogs have started.  Oh well that is my life and I will not lie about it.  The fact is I've had more Saturday nights like this than I can count.  I used to get upset but now it's just a fact of life.  Plus I get to decide what TV show to watch and what to eat for dinner. If I want to watch reruns of Law & Order: SVU all day long and eat a chocolate cake for dinner, I can. Tonight it's Game 1 of the Rangers vs Tigers and a little red wine. That's not to shabby.

So let's talk a little TV.  My new favorite shows are as follows:
  • Prime Suspect on NBC - I love Marie Bello in this. She is a bitch and I love that.
  • Suburgatory on ABC - I can't believe that Jeremy Sisto is sexy. All it took was him being a TV father, gaining weight and a beard. Yum!!!
  • Mad Fashion on Bravo - Chris March, SNAP!

The TV shows that I like but can't believe I do, are as follows:
  • Happy Endings on ABC 
  • Whitney on NBC
Why am I watching them? What is wrong with me? They both are really stupid. I feel so much superior after the show. Maybe that's why I like them?

Today was my complete lazy day.  I slept late and then watched everything I DVR'd over the past week.  Man, I love wizzing through those shows.  Then it was a nice 1 1/2 hour nap.  I did manage to do a little cleaning.  This past week was really busy so all I wanted to do was rest. And rest I did.  Good Saturday.  I honor of my day of leisure, soundtrack theme is laziness.




The laziest man on TV.
Thanks for reading my blog! Enjoy!
Go Rangers!
Julie

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Greatest game ever!

Yes, I am slacker. Well actually I have not been feeling good.  My allergies were bringing me down all week.  Even as I sit here, I am still feeling puny.

Dating - nope.  Ever heard of the Dust Bowl of the 1930's?  Well, I am the dating equivalent. 

The main thing on my mind this past week was Rangers post season baseball.  Not sure if I've mentioned this but I LOVES me some baseball.  Like, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. When I graduated from college, I sent my resume to the Rangers like every 3 months and as you can see, they never took me up on the offer.  But I believe that things happen for a reason. It's all good because I've been to my share of games over the last 20 odd years.  Good times!

Not a lot on my mind. This blog is short but sweet. For today's soundtrack the theme is baseball.  Go Rangers!! Enjoy!



Finally made it to Harry's house in 2002 with my sisters.

Oh Bruce you were one sexy man in a baseball cap.

Baseball & Kevin Costner - YES please!

One Charlie Sheen movie I loved.

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Journaling - Every Day I Write the Book

It's the most wonderful time of the year.  The brand new TV Fall season is in full swing.  And what does that mean for me?  For awhile it means less bitching about me being dateless because I will be super busy with all my stories.  This chica loves her some TV.  I've always been this way and that will never change.  Can I just say how happy I am that I ended up getting FIOS?  Two reasons - DVR and On Demand.  That is some good stuff man!  Now back to me bitching about not having a boyfriend. :) 

The other day I went through a storage box that had all my calendars and journals.  I've kept a journal since I was 13 (of course back then I called it my diary) and a daytimer since I was 15 years old. Wow, I love to write about myself.  Or  maybe I have so many problems I need some place to put them. :)  Anyhoozlebees, I read a few of them and just had to laugh at some of my entries. Wow, I was a bit of drama queen in my teen years.  I didn't think I was but unfortunately I have it all in black in white to prove it.  But at the same time it was nice to see that it seems like I've grown up just a little and learned a lot about myself.  I have suggested to several people to start using a journal. Whether you use it just a place to jot down what you accomplished, a place to vent, daydream or to write stories - it's a good idea to keep one.  But that's just my opinion.

So not a lot going on in this girl's world besides work and a little bit of my love - television. :)  The soundtrack for today is writing.  Enjoy!



What a cute little guy!

Oh Mark Darcy!!!


I know this isn't about writing but it's from a movie about writing.

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Sunday, September 18, 2011

No catchy title today

Where did the week go?  My squatter, Oliver was sick most of the week. The hardest part of the week?  Trying to give a cat a pill.  Really, can't it be in liquid form?  I mean really.  Medication started on Wednesday and hopefully it will be done tomorrow.  Oh and here is the bonus part, one pill was twice a day so that means that I had to wrestle Oliver down and then come up as the champion but completely covered in white cat hair.  GROSS!!  My lint roller got a workout.

The rest of the week is a blur. I had 3 shows this week and had a blast at each of them.  This is going to be a short blog because I am watching the Emmy's and you know how much I love me some TV.  The soundtrack theme today is from the shows I went to this week.  Enjoy!





Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Sounds of Silence

10 years ago, everything we knew changed.  We asked why and how?  We held our family closer and cried with the rest of the country.  Shortly after that it seemed that many rediscovered just how lucky they were to be living in this country.  More Stars and Stripes graced doors, lawns and cars. 

Watching the memorial service this morning brought back my sadness and heartbreak.  To all those that were lost, the first responders that were there and the survivors, you are in my heart, thoughts and my  prayers.  Music has a way of healing and helping me cope with many things. Just a few songs to get me through the day.







Thanks for reading my blog and hug your family.
Julie

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bring on some Football!

Wow, summer is over.  What did I do during all that time?  Oh yeah, lots of work and lots of concerts.  Best summer concert memory - front row at Stone Temple Pilots. Woo!!! Still on my Scott Weiland high.

Now it's time for fall.  Bring on the great temps and football.  Can't wait for the season to start.  This season it will be so different because I joined a fantasy football league at work. I have never done anything like this.  Today was our online draft and it was really scary for me since it was my first time. I made it through but had a few incidents (like not being ready or not paying attention when my pick was taken).  Overall, I have no idear what I am doing. I honestly don't know what to do after the draft but I will just follow the rest of my office friends and copy them.

In honor of today's draft, my soundtrack is sports.  Enjoy!!

Bring it on!

Great movie!  
So 80's but so funny!

What a great show!
Brings backs lots o'memories of the Panhandle.

This is from their album "Sports", so it kinda counts.

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New

It's the last day of August and tonight was the last episode of Royal Pains (until Winter).  It just now truly dawned on me that summer is really over.  Boo!  Then it got me to thinking about shopping for school clothes. 

I remember when I was younger and getting ready for the new school year meant a new wardrobe.  Of course ours wasn't a huge amount.  It was more like 1 pair of shoes, maybe a couple of pair of pants, a few shirts and one dress (and that dress was for picture day).

One of the memories I have is us going with my Momma to Anthony's (sometimes the downtown store or sometimes the location in the mall if we were feeling fancy), trying on clothes and then her putting them on lay-away.  Does anyone remember that store?  Every year that was our process.  I thought that was how everyone bought their new clothes.

When I started making money by babysitting, I did the same thing.  I was 12 years old and babysat my two small cousins in the summer of 1982.  The moment I knew I was going to be making money, I knew exactly what my first lay-away item was going to be and that was my first pair of Nike's. My first purchase was these fantastic royal blue Nike's with a white Swoosh. The main reason I chose that color was because I was starting junior high and our school colors were blue and white. Go Dogies!! Even then, I was always thinking.

I couldn't even tell you how much the sneakers cost but it took me all summer to earn the money to buy them.  And I did it!  I walked to the mall with my best friend, Tina to make my final payment.  I remember walking on Cloud 9 with my shoes in hand.  That was one of the proudest days for me.  I know that growing up poor truly has made me the person I am today.  It made me appreciate having a job and proud to be able to take care of myself. 

Since I can't go and buy a new wardrobe anytime soon, I can buy a few new tunes for my iPod.  Today's theme is, you guessed it; New. Now some of these may not be brand-spankin' new but new to my play list.  Hope you enjoy them.

 This makes me want to do the Snoopy Dance.





I have been thinking of this song so I had to buy it.
One sexy song!

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Friday, August 26, 2011

I am not Jaded

The other day I read this article on ew.com called "When bad relationships ruin great music..."  As I was reading it I tried to think of those songs that fell into that category for me.  But I couldn't think of any.  Why is that?  I guess it's because as bad as all those relationships were, I still can't bring myself not to still like the music.  That's how much I love music.  Even a bad break-up can't make me forget about a great song.  I guess I'm weird that way. 

Since I didn't have any songs that fell into the above category I've decided that today's soundtrack will be based on songs that remind me of old boyfriends. They are not all romantic, they just remind of that certain person.  I hope you enjoy this.  I would love to know if you are like me or the article. 

This reminds of my boyfriend at UTA.

I think of my high school sweetheart when I hear this one.
It came out about the time he dumped me.

This reminds of a guy I dated in high school.
I hate to admit this but I only went out with him
so that I would ensure have a 
homecoming date during my senior year.
Come on, I was 17 and on the Drill Team.
I didn't want to be the only girl without a date.

The first older guy I dated.
A marine and a bit of a bad boy.

The one that got away.

The first really younger guy I dated.

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cheesy L-O-V-E

As you know, I am 41 and single.  I am still doing the online dating thing but lately it's made me want to slash my wrists.  I am not joking. It's scary out there.  I know that some people think I make up what I receive or who contacts me but I am not.  The last few months have been down right pitiful. I decided to share my pain with you.  I will be kind and not include the photos but I will give you their i.d. and a description.  So enjoy my misery.

Guy #1 - peruviancowboy: That's pretty much all I can say.
Guy #2 - stachdaddy:  you guessed it, this dude has a mustache.  But not any regular mustache but a creepy, flesh colored mustache.  GROSS!
Guy #3 - Texdaddy: who is about 300 pounds
Guy #4: Mrtunafish: What? Oh and his first date would be at a zoo.

This is my life people.  Pretty darn sad.  But I still have hope.  I found this website: http://notebookoflove.com/ and follow their twitter account. I know to some people it might think it's a little cheesy but it helps me.

Since I am still looking for the One, today's soundtrack is love and hopefulness.  Cheesy, yes but who cares.  Hope you enjoy it.

Great make-out song. Was that out loud?

Holy cats!  I forgot about this song!


Love everything he does.

Oh Reverend - sing it!

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Monday, August 22, 2011

Le Freak - The man who created the soundtrack our lives

I am assuming that the title of my blog gives you an understanding about how much I love music.  I can't sing, play a guitar or write lyrics but I am a fiend when comes to music.  And I love reading book, watching documentaries and blogs about music.  I can't get enough of it. Every so often, I come across something that just gets me in my heart.  This time it's a blog.

This blog is by Nile Rodgers. If you don't know who he is, trust me you know his music.  He is one of the greatest musicians and he's worked with everyone.  I just started reading his blog and it has given me a new lease on life.  He was diagnosed with cancer last year and is now chronicling his battle.  I can't imagine being so upbeat and dealing with something so horrible as cancer.  But he is doing it.  And God bless him for that.  Check out his blog if you get a moment: http://nilerodgers.com/.

Now that I have given you some info on the most fantastic Mr. Rodgers, I will now give you my soundtrack theme.  Yes, it's Nile Rodgers' music. Trust me - you will know each song and want to get up and dance.  I hope you enjoy this soundtrack.

You know his band, Chic.  Niles in on the left playing bass.


He wrote and produced this song.

Ditto for this one.

And we can't forget this one.
I know you recognize the riff on this one.

We can thank Nile's for this one.
How many wedding receptions have played this one?

How much did I want to see this concert when I was 15?

As you can see, you do know Nile Rodgers.  Now each time you hear these songs you will know that there was a mad genius behind them.  We can thank him for literally building the soundtrack to our lives. When you get a minute, send him some good thoughts, vibes and prayers.  

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Friday, August 19, 2011

This week is full of Dudes.

Okay, I have been a major slacker and I have blogged in almost two weeks.  Not a lot happening here.  You wanna know what's truly sad? It's Friday night and I am excited that I have cleaned half of my apartment and I caught up on this past week's episode of Royal Pains.  Are you watching that show?  I love the main character, Hank but can't stand his brother.  UGG!!   Anyhoos, I love it.  It makes me wish I was rich, vacationed in the Hamptons and was able to wear white without spilling anything on it.   Besides my TV show and mopping the floor, that is my big excitement.  I truly need to meet a man.

So the cast of the "The Big Lebowski" had a reunion this past week. If you have not seen it, urge you to.  It's complete nonsense but great nonsense.  Since I've had my squatter; Oliver I've always called him "The Dude" because he reminds of the real "Dude".  Now I can finally share my dude with you.  This is what I see every day.  And each time it makes me laugh my butt off.



Oh, I completely forgot.  I did have a major event this week.  This past Wednesday, I went to see one of my favorite groups, Stone Temple Pilots.  I met my friend, Niki and her husband, Josh at the show. Now if you know me, you know that I LURVES me some Scott Weiland.  I've loved him through all his heroine addictions, rehabs, jail stints, band break-ups, everything. Here is the big thing.  I have seen them about 4 times but this time I was on the FRONT ROW!!!  I went crazy nuts.  It was all that I had hoped for and more.  Of course, he was a bit drunk and made no sense when he was talking but when he sang; completely awesomely fantastic!  He rambled on about Notre Dame football and Texas having soul  What that means, I don't know.  Our plan was to stalk him after the show but Niki's husband really wasn't up to it. But at least we had some good pictures from FRONT ROW!!  The next day my ears were ringing and felt stuffy, my feet were hurting and my voice was a little shot.  I can't decide if it was because I was next to the speaker or because I am getting old.  Either way it was completely worth it.

My MAN!!!

So great!!!

Me & my friend, Niki. We both love Scott!
For today's soundtrack, it's Dudes.  Hope you enjoy it.  Don't forget to stay cool.


 

Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Let's get original folks: ie, why another Footloose?

Last Sunday I saw Crazy Stupid Love with a few of my friends. We've been planning to see that movie since about April and we made sure that we went on opening weekend.  But this post isn't going to be about how great the movie is or about Ryan Gosling's perfect abs, thighs or butt.  Or even about how great that man looks even while eating pizza.  Okay now I have to post the image of him. Hold on, I think I need a cigarette. 
You are welcome!

No, I am going to talk about the lack of originality.  This is not about the movie because it was fan-freakin'-tastic!  It's about what a mockery of a sham of joke I saw during the previews.  What was the tragedy?  They are making a new version of Footloose with Juliana Hough.  What!!!  Seriously?!!?!?!?!? Only one Ren McCormick folks.  If it happened in the '80's then let it stay in it's glory. And it's not like the Karate Kid where they gave it a new location, etc.  No, I did not see that one because honestly I do no think that Will Smith's kid is a good actor.  I know I will probably get some flack because I don't like him but I don't give a care.  In my defense, I present my case of amazing children actors: Dakota Fanning, Jody Foster and Tatum O'Neil. Case closed.

Okay, back to where I was going before I started down another avenue.  Why is Hollywood getting so lazy?  Come on!!  I know there has got to be a million original screenplays which are probably 1000 times better than a remake.  Good Will Hunting anyway?   It's truly sad to know that new, original ideas are sitting out there and being neglected.  Instead let's just rehash something and present the audience with a polished turd.  Yes, I said it.  Hollywood seems like they are just taking a big poo on us.  Don't get me wrong, I love movies and look forward to each major movie award show. But I have to come to the conclusion that maybe being original is so passe'.

All right, I am over my rant.  I just needed to share my frustration with all seven of you that read my blog. By the way, thank you for choosing to reading my blog.  I know there are some really great blogs out there and I appreciate you giving mine a chance.  Speaking of other blogs, I found a great one. I am totally in blog-love with this one: http://www.crazytxmommy.com/.  I will be adding it to my reading list.

Not sure on what the theme for today's soundtrack.  Frustration?  Footloose tunes?  Hmmm....  How about music from original films?  Okay, settled.  Enjoy!!








Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Monday, August 1, 2011

So do you like stuff?

Whew, I am exhausted!  I had such a great weekend.  I was really hoping for another extra Sunday. 

I really just want to talk about my event-filled Friday night.  The plan was to go to a movie screening with my friend, Dawn to see "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest".  It was directed by Michael Rapaport.  If you don't know who he is, let me refresh your memory.   All lovers of the TV show Friends will remember him as Phoebe's cop boyfriend, Gary.  He was also in Beautiful Girls (love that movie) with Timothy Hutton and Matt Dillon.  Did I mention that he was going to be there for a Q&A after the film? Woo!!

Unfortunately Ms. Dawn was feeling well but she did make sure that I was able to go.  What a sweetheart! I ended up taking my friend Michelle with me.  That's us at the theater after the movie.

The film was really good.  We both enjoyed it.  Then came the Q&A with one Mr. Rapaport.  It was really funny and interesting.  Turns out that I knew both moderators that were on the Q&A panel. I worked with both of them in my past life.  So we had a chance to chit-chat with them after it.  Then the coolest thing happened.  M.R. walked passed us and my buddy, Skin asked him if he wouldn't mind taking a picture with me. I was completely unprepared and was a complete idiot.  Below is the proof.
Geez, how short am I?

The night gets better because Skin was able to get me and Michelle into the after party at this swanky hotel.  Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived there.  Basically we were at a club in a little area that had a few couches and some nice liquid beverages.  It really wasn't a private area or even roped off so that was kind of weird. I just assumed it would be, like what you would see in the movies.

We got there and said a few hellos then hit the dance floor.  Now here's the problem, the music basically sucked.  Nonetheless, we made the best of it and danced like there was no tomorrow.   The main reason for us going to the after party was that so I could talk to M.R. and then he would totally and completely fall for me.  Here's the deal, I have a thing for red-heads.  I don't know what it is, but I do.  Maybe because they are completely opposite of me.  I blame one Rick Astley for that. :)  Anyway, I envisioned him seeing me and hearing "Dreamweaver", just like in Wayne's World.

I ended up going up to him and once again became a total and complete dork. It was more like this:
Yes folks, I am so much smoother online than in real life. I honestly thought I would be this cool, interesting person. Turns out, I am the 15 year old, insecure geek that still lurks inside of me.  Oh well, it was still a great night. Watched a great movie, had a wonderful time with my friend Michelle and met a star. That's not a bad Friday night.

I have been going back and forth on the theme for today's soundtrack.  After much debate, the theme is red.  Enjoy!




Thanks for reading my blog!
Julie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I went Home

My weekend was filled with all types of emotions: sadness, happiness and peace.  Friday morning, I headed back home to my hometown, Hereford which in the panhandle.  My dearest friend in the world had a family situation and I made my way back to see her.  I do not want to get into the details because I want to respect her privacy.  However, I was able to be with her when she needed me.  I am so blessed that I was able to do so. She has always been there for me and she knows all my deep dark secrets so I had to be there or she would completely spill. :)

While I was there, I stayed at my Aunt Irene's house.  I was there for two nights and enjoyed my time with her.  It was a bit sad because my old apartment is two blocks from there.  Lots of memories came back to me as I drove past my old block.  During my stay, I did try past my apartment. It still looks the same except for the trees. Now they actually look like trees as opposed to tall, skinny sticks with five leaves.   

Being back home did kind of recharge me and here's why.
1. Silence can be good: I sat outside in my aunt's backyard and watched their dog play in the grass. It was 9:30 at night, there was no sounds of airplanes flying by or sirens.  The only sound I could hear was the train passing through Hereford.  I sat there and closed my eyes and enjoyed the silence.  It was so calming.
2. Network down: I didn't really use any social networking.  Actually, I really didn't follow anything.  I spent my time talking to my two aunts and lots of cousins.
3. Sunday driver: I took it slow.  It's a small town and people tend drive slower.  No one is really in a rush.  Of course it was the weekend but even so, it was nice to take a leisurely drive.

I know you can't go home again but you can visit and make more memories.  For today's soundtrack, the theme is home.  Enjoy!





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Julie