Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting to Know You Sunday and Weekly Workout Blog

Getting to know YOU
The Questions.....
1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
I have no idea how much plastic surgery costs, but...........
1) I'd get my scar from the surgery I had when I was a baby fixed.
2) I would get my tummy prettified after I lose the weight I want to lose.
3) I'd get my boobs lifted.... not enhanced, but definitely lifted. Big boobs and gravity are not compatible.
4) I'd get laser hair removal so that I'd never have to shave, again.

2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?
I was raised on All My Children and General Hospital. I don't keep up with them every single day, like I used to, but I usually watch a handful of episodes a month (as I type, I am watching a GH that's playing on SoapNet).

3. Favorite clothing brand?
I don't really have one. I wear a lot of clothes from Old Navy, Target, and Kohls, lol.

4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?
Maid Service 

5. would you ever vajazzle?
No thank you!

6. Favorite Disney Princess?
Aurora, but I like Cinderella and Belle's dresses better.

7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?
I can't remember....... Dear John made me cry.

8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?
Yes......... I broke my right arm when I was about 3 or 4. Then, I broke my right shoulder when I was 12. I also sprained my right ankle so badly when I was 11, that the doctor wished I would have broken it.


Week 55.....

Sunday - Nada

Monday - Curves

Tuesday - Abs

Wednesday - Curves and 45 mins walking

Thursday - Nada

Friday - Curves

Saturday - 15 mins Elliptical, 45 mins Treadmill, and Abs

When I left the gym, I took a random picture of myself. All gross and sweaty............... and proof that I will never get picked up by a man at the gym, lol.....

All goals met, plus a bonus!!

Goals for this upcoming week:

  • Track ALL food

  • Curves at least 3 times (this is in line with a Challenge they're having at the gym)

  • Treadmill/Walk at least twice

  • Elliptical at least once

Bonus points if.....

  • I make it to a Zumba class.

  • I do pilates.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A day full of memes

It's Saturday and I've got very little to say, lol. So, I'll let all of these speak for me..........

1. Do you believe that we will ever be contacted by beings from another planet?

I honestly doubt it. I guess it's possible, but I don't think it's probable. God made us perfect for our planet...... and, if He chose to put life on other planets, then I believe He made them perfect for their planet.

I'd like to point out that if we are ever contacted by beings from other planets, then they are WAY smarter than we are.

2. Have you or a family member ever traced your family tree?

I haven't, but my aunt on my dad's side did.

3. Did you ever consider an acting career?

Yep! I'd LOVE to be an actress (especially on a soap opera). However, I don't really have the body for it and looks do matter.

4. What is the funniest situation you’ve witnessed in a religious setting?

During baptism, lol. I've always had this recurring image of someone slipping down the stairs and causing a big splash. Never happened, so far, but something funny did happen....

One of our pastors' nephews was being baptised. He was a recovering addict (of many things) and a former convict. Well, the pastor got the privilege of baptising him. After he'd actually been baptised, the nephew went to hug his uncle. His long bell sleeve acted as a scoop and water was flung.......... and soaked the top two rows of the choir. The choir had no clue it was coming and were all shocked. I almost couldn't get through the sermon because I'd keep picturing it and get the giggles. It really was hysterical, lol.

5. What's the first movie you remember ever seeing in a theater?

Bambi..... They were having some sort of Disney marathon at one of our local theaters and my parents took me to see Bambi.

6. What's the most difficult confession you've ever had to make?

Confessions are always difficult.

7. What is a city that you have visited and hated?

I am actually not a fan of Memphis, TN. I love going there, because it means I get to visit St. Jude. The actual city? Not really a fan.

8. Has anyone in your life been "they one who got away"?

More like the one that ran away, but yep.

9. Why do you think the 10 foot duck walked into the bar on Thursday Thunks?

No clue, lol.

Mama M's 5QF.....

1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?

Nope........ I took piano lessons for about 6 months in 2nd grade. Then, your mandatory recorder lessons in the 4th grade. Other than that, I'm not musically inclined, lol.

2. What is your pet peeve while driving?

I hate when people ride your tail when you're going the speed limit or even a little over it. I also hate when people go well under the speed limit for no good reason (bad weather, etc).

Another thing I hate........ when you're at a stop sign, waiting to go and the people behind you start honking. I always want to get out of my car, walk to theirs, and say, "Look d-bag...... you can't see what I can see. You don't know how fast my car can accelerate. You don't value my life as much as I do. So, when *I* deem it safe and appropriate to move, I will. Until then, sit patiently and WAIT. Once it's your turn, you can act a fool all you want. By that point, I'll be down the road and away from you."

3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?


4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?

Oh, all the time. I hear music and I'm immediately taken back, lol.

5. What song best represents your life right now?

"Hey Soul Sister" - Something about the fun, carefree song makes me happy. It's how I'm trying to live.

There are others, but I'm drawing a blank, at the moment.

Lauren's Fill in the Blanks Friday........

1. If I could choose my last meal it would be my mom's Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, sweet potato casserole, green beans, sausage-apple-sage stuffing, corn, rolls, Mystery Pecan Pie......... YUM!!!

2. My favorite person to share a meal with is my friends and family. It's always fun to eat with Heidi..... as we're related we completely share our ridiculous love of food.

3. The best meal I've ever had was anytime I've eaten at The Melting Pot...... or when I went to Koi in LA.......... or the times I've eaten at Wolfgang Puck's in Downtown Disney (sigh - I love their Pumpkin Ravioli)..... Keke's in Orlando (I really love their Florida-style pancakes)...... or Demo's in Nashville...... or Ohana's at Disney....... I could go on and on.

4. The one food that makes me feel instantly better when I'm having a bad day is a cookie from American Cookie Company. My friend at work and I love to have "cookie breaks." We haven't had one in a while though......... mainly, because I'm trying to avoid sweets like the plague. Also, my mom has some favorites of mine up her sleeve. A couple months ago, I'd had a HORRIBLE day and she made me chicken and yellow rice.

5. My absolute specialty in the kitchen is I don't think I have one. I'm more of a baker.

6. The city that has the best food is New York City. There is so much ridiculously good food!!!

7. My favorite healthy snack is fruit.... watermelon, bananas, apple.

8. In my opinion the nationality which has the best food is ..... I'm a fan of all nationalities cuisine.

9. If I could learn to cook anything in the world (and be really good at it!) I'd choose Italian food. Like homemade pasta, etc.

10. The most outrageous dessert I've ever had was ...... I very rarely think of any dessert as outrageous. I am always up for a dessert challenge........... I appreciate Bananas Foster Sundae at GrillSmith..... Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory....... Frrrrrrooozzeen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity..... Grapefruit Cake from The Brown Derby at Disney........ Bananas Foster Bread Pudding at Ohana..... any sort of bread pudding or red velvet cake. Again, I could go on and on.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Did anyone NOT see that coming?

My mom cracks me up.

This morning, she called me. As soon as I answered the phone, she says, "I have WONDERFUL news!!"

Now, with her excitement, I was thinking a mixture of the following things........

......... Trevor's doctor called and he's officially healed.

......... she won the lottery.

....... my cousin Heidi called and was suprising us by coming down to visit.

..... my uncle Bobby called and was suprising us by coming down to visit.

.......... she won the lottery.

......... the oil-spill was magically cleaned up.

.......... an unknown relative passed away and left us all a great deal of money.

So, in about three seconds, my mind was full of potenial awesomeness and I asked, "What?!?! What's the news?!?"

She replied with just as much as excitement as if all the above had happened simultaneously, "Jake and Vienna broke up!!!! Regis and Kelly announced it!!!"

After my initial disappointment, I started busting out laughing.

Raise your hand if you didn't see that one coming, lol.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Minute.........

Monday Minute

I am ridiculously happy over that button, lol. Click on it to check out Ian's blog and join in the Monday Minute!!

1 - Have you ever had any feelings towards one of your teachers back in the day?

Nope...... that would have been scandalous, though, lol. 

2 - What's the most embarrassing thing that happened while at work?

Nothing, really......... I mean, I get startled fairly often and will scream. That's not really embarrassing, though.

I fell in love with a coworker. But, since I waited until after he was no longer a coworker (or a Florida resident) to tell him how I felt, I was at least spared the embarrassment of having to face him when he didn't react so well to the news. Does that count?

3 - When was the last time you crapped yourself?

Unless we're counting the time before I was potty trained....... then, I can't say that I have, lol.

4 - What is one thing you have always kept a secret and why have you kept this a secret for so long?

Um, I don't know that I have one. The being in love with a coworker one was a secret at work, for a long time. Now, enough people know about it for it not to be considered much of a secret.

Oh, wait....... I kind of have one, but I'm not telling. It's not really a huge secret to anyone that really knows me, though.

5 - What's your best advice for us habitual coffee drinkers as to not have to poop right after drinking it?

I really have no clue.


I know I just did a swap. However, I'm coming up to my 300th post, which means I'd like to do a giveaway!

Any special requests, lol?

Happy Summer!!!!!

Despite that it's been nasty outside for the better part of two months in the good ole Sunshine State, today marks the first OFFICIAL day of summer!!

You know what that means....... time to share your swaps! I've posted a McLinky for everyone to share with........ if you haven't received your stuff, yet, it will be up until July 2nd. You can come back and share once you've gotten your Summer Package!

Thanks to everyone who participated!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekly Workout Blog.....

Week 54....

Sunday - Nada

Monday - Curves

Tuesday - Curves

Wednesday - Curves

Thursday - Walked for 45 mins and Abs (at 6:15 in the morning.... Go me)

Friday - Nothing, except walking through the theme parks and sweating to the point of disgustingness

Saturday - Nothing

I didn't quite make all my workout goals (the second walk). But, I did track my food and got the rest of it done. It was a pretty packed week.

Goals for this upcoming week:

  • Track ALL food
  • Curves at least 3 times (this is in line with a Challenge they're having at the gym)
  • Treadmill/Walk at least twice

Bonus points if.....

  • I make it to the Y and get on an Elliptical.
  • I make it to a Zumba class.
  • I do pilates.

Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, Chocolate Frogs.... Oh My!!!

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you may have heard of this little thing called "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter."

You may have also heard that it opened on Friday.

Well, I was there!!!!

By complete chance, we were scheduled to broadcast on the same day. We were already going to be there and I flipped out when the announced the opening day. To be perfectly honest, we weren't sure if we'd even get to see anything, but it worked out better than I thought.

At 9:15am when we arrived, this was the beginning of the line to get into Islands of Adventure....

It kept going..............

..... and going.....

..... and going......

..... and going......

.... and going.....

..... and, we finally reached the end!!! These people are absolutely dedicated, lol, because I wouldn't have stood in that line.

We got to try Pumpkin Juice! It's tasty!..... Like Apple Cidar, but pumpkin-flavored.

The studios are in Universal Studios, but it was arranged for us to get to go over to IOA. During a break, we were whisked over to the other park.

Welcome to Hogsmeade!!!!!


When you're walking through the village, it's as though you really truly are there. You cannot see anything, but the village, with Hogwart's off in the distance. They built the village so that you can't see the other lands or rides. SOOOOO cool!!!!


The lines to get into the shops were hours long, so that was a no-go, lol. To get Butterbeer, the line was over 45 minutes long. Again, not happening. I was tempted to go towards the front of the line and offer to pay for a person's Butterbeer if they would order mine, too.


Three Broomsticks is an actual restaurant. JK Rowling had her hand in EVERYTHING, including the menu items of the Three Broomsticks. She's really concerned about healthy eating and made it so no meal is more than 500 calories, each. The employees I know said that the food is amazing. 


Such an amazing castle!!!

The view of Hogmeade from Hogwarts......

LA and I were geeking out!!!! We were so excited, whereas everyone else we were there with didn't know much about it.

LA, myself, and J in front of Hogwarts

We were able to ride the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride. INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! I cannot ever begin to describe how amazing it is! You walk all throughout the castle. I tried to take pictures with my cell phone (cameras weren't allowed), but they came out too dark to see anything. The ride itself is better than anything I've ever been on before. It was just amazing..... my mind was blown.

After our brief journey through the village, it was back to work. I'm just so happy that I can say I was there on the very first day. Such a neat feeling!!!

Now, I just need to go back and get some Butterbeer!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oh, yes.... I did....

Today sucked. Plain and simple.

And, for whatever reason, I was in a feisty, "I'm not taking anyone's crap" mood......

Oh, yes........ I did tell my boss that I had a system and I didn't want him or anyone else messing it up. Therefore, I was going to leave instructions for everyone to leave my stuff alone while I'm gone at a remote broadcast.

Oh, yes......... I did spend about two hours in an email debate with my best friend and coworker. She is very opinionated and vocal. I usually just let her talk. However, today, I had an opposite opinion of what she was saying and argued every single point she made. To the point that she finally said, "I'm so over this whole topic. Please let it go." And, because I didn't want her to have the last word this time (usually, she gets it), I replied with, "That's fine."

Oh, yes..... I did have a bit of a hissy fit during our Meet and Greet time when things got chaotic and people weren't following the plan.

Oh, yes........ I did verbally take down one of my good friends who is also a record rep and was there representing the artist performing, tonight. Because, being the typical man, he left me to take care of the gross stuff and then jumped in at the most inopportune time to "save the day", creating more chaos and drama for me.

Oh, yes..... I was so obviously in such a bad and pissy mood that my best friend texted me not to be mad, that everything would be better tomorrow. And, I texted back, "I am mad, but should be fine after a good night's sleep." She apparently took my word for it because she didn't text me back, after that.

Oh, yes....... I did act like a witch tonight and I still don't feel bad about it.

After today, I better get a Butterbeer, tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Control and the illusion of....

*** Note..... I wrote this a couple weeks ago. It took me a while to get the courage to post it. I was starting to have another episode tonight and I just came back to this post. After reading it over, again, I felt better and decided to just go for it.***

Fact about Jessica......

I am a control freak.

I've talked a little about this, before. It's the reason I took years to tell TG how I felt about him. It's the reason I never get drunk. It's the reason I am so cautious in almost every breath I take.

See, I'm actually known as being a really laid-back person, despite some of my anal tendencies. I'm known as being easy-going..... go-with-the-flow.... relaxed. And, I am.

As long as things are within my realm of control.

In church the past several weeks, we've been doing this awesome sermon series. The main point of them is how to give up control to God. Praise Him, Trust Him, Rest in Him, Give Up Your Burdens to Him..... all about giving up control to God.

Several of my bloggy friends have posted about this, recently. Each time someone posts about it, I can relate........ we give up control, but then take it back.... and it's this continuous cycle.

My thing is that I know I'm not in control. I know that HE is. I get that.... I'm comforted by that.... I like not having the ultimate control.

What I don't appreciate is not having the illusion of control. I want the illusion of being in control.

The reason I'm so easy-going is because I can nod my head, smile, and then do what I want to do. It's very passive-aggressive of me, but it works. As long as I tell myself that I'm doing what I want to do and not just what another person wants me to do, I'm golden.

Lately, though, God's taken all illusions of control away from me.

It really stresses me out.

To the point that I suffer panic and anxiety attacks.

The sentence above..... another fact about Jessica.

I won't go into all the various things that I don't have control over, right now. The point is, my illusions aren't there and it's causing me to literally panic about it.

It all started when my stepdad Mike was diagnosed with cancer. I don't remember the first one, but I remember the first time I noticed that I was having a continuous thing going on inside of me. I was driving home from school (college.... a 45 minute commute) and I could barely breathe. My hands were gripping the steering wheel so tight that I thought it might break in half and tears were forming in my eyes. It lasted for a few minutes and then I was able to get past it.

This continued for a couple of months. These quiet episodes. Then, one day, I had one when my family was around..... full out. Let's just say it wasn't one of my better moments.

Throughout his illness and eventual death, they kept coming. They continued for a full year after his death. I didn't just gain a ton of weight, I was also having multiple attacks a month (sometimes more than one a week). It never stopped me from living.... I still went to school and work. It just made it a little more difficult to get through.

As my family and I started healing, they started subsiding. Over the past five years (he passed away 6 years ago), I've done pretty well. I'll go months and months without having one. Then, I'll get into a certain situation.... a situation where I have no illusion of control.... and I start to have anxiety. If I can get myself out of the situation, it won't escalate. If I can't get myself into a different situation, it's really difficult to keep the panic internal. Most of the time, I can.

Lately, like I said, the illusions of control aren't there. So, my panic and anxiety is coming back, closer and closer. Just tonight, I was sitting.... watching TV.... and something hit me. All of a sudden, I was having trouble breathing and my hands were itching to squeeze something.... I'm sure everyone is different, but the squeezing is an external sign for me. If my mom is paying attention and sees that I'm clenching or wringing my hands, she'll immediately ask me if I'm OK.

I sat there for about ten minutes to see if I could get it to go away. Then, I went to the kitchen and poured myself a 1/4 of a glass of wine. Just enough to calm me because I was getting to the point where it was beyond my control (pun only slightly intended). Yes, it's a slight form of self-medication..... once I get to a certain point, I need something to take the edge off or I'll escalate to full meltdown. It's either a pill or a bit of alcohol. My doctor knows this and has advised me to know my limits. The good news is that I don't get drunk........ I'm a control freak, remember.

After my 1/4 glass, I was calm enough to pick up the computer and start typing. I don't know if I'm the only person that goes through this or if there are others out there. I probably sound like a complete nutcase.

The point is that once I was able to calm down, I was able to realize why I'm loving the sermon series so much. I completely relate to it. It's an exercise for me to practice giving up my burdens to God. I'm glad that I'm getting some direction for it.

Giving up full control is probably the hardest thing in the world, for me. Including my weight-loss issues. God is really pressing me right now to just. give. it. up.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Minute......

This week's Monday Minute is being hosted by.........

Click on the cute graphic, to head over there!!

1 - What's the specs of the first computer you owned?

Um, no clue. Let's just say that Full House was still airing, so I was like 7 or 8.

2 - Are you on Twitter/Facebook/etc? If so link it/them up.

I'm not on Twitter (just can't get into it) and my Facebook profile is private. At this point, only two Bloggers are on my FB and that's because I've shared a hotel room with them and neither stole my kidneys.

3 - Who's more to blame for the oil mess in the gulf - BP or the Gov't and why?

I'm going to go with BP. Simply because it's their rig, lol.

4 - What's your favorite Dr. Suess book?

Oh, The Places You'll Go...... I love that book. In fact, I recently bought it for myself.

5 - What did you want to be when you grew up?

Anything in the Entertainment Business I could get a job for that was legally, morally, and ethically acceptable.
An actress, a dancer, a Rockette, a director, a stage manager, a casting director, a writer, an editor..... anything. I've always loved it.
I also have always wanted to be a wife and mother.

Stress. Me. Out (and a HBD)

Before I start talking about stress, let me first say.....

Happy Birthday, Meg!!!!

You've seen and read about her before (or at least, I've written about her before.... you didn't necessarily read it), but Meg is one of my absolute BEST FRIENDS in the entire world. She is an amazing friend, a devoted wife, and one of the most awesome mothers you will ever know!

We've known each other since Kindergarten and have been best friends since the 8th grade. Meg is one who I trust implicitly to always tell me the truth about what she's thinking. I know that I can call her about any sort of problem or thought and she'll be honest. Sometimes, I don't necessarily like what she says, but I always appreciate it. She doesn't tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear.

As a friend, I think everyone needs someone like Meg. Everyone needs someone who has the guilty until proven innocent mentality. It's something that we tend to share. When it comes to my friends, I am always cautious about the people they bring into their lives, too. So, I look to her when I need it for me. Because, I know she has nothing but the best interests for everyone she loves.

I love you, Meg!!!!


Now onto the stress..............

Jake Gyllenhal (or however you spell your name).......... You stress me out with your Prince of Persia.

I went with one of my friends last night and I literally spent two whole hours wringing my hands and biting my fingernails. If you haven't seen it........ good movie, but highly intense. There was like NO downtime. I walked out of the theater with an adrenaline rush.

I did enjoy you with your shirt off, though..........

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Random Questions Sunday....

First up.....

Getting to know YOU

The questions..

1. If you could have one of Superman's, powers which one would you want? Superhuman strength..Flight..Superhuman speed..X-Ray vision..etc

Flight....... man, it would be great to not have to drive anywhere, lol.

2. The best thing I ever won is....?

Um....... I once won a $30 Gift Certificate to Toys 'R' Us from a talent show. I was like 9.

I rarely win anything, so I get super excited anytime I win a raffle or anything.

OH!!!! I once won a car. It was one of those random sign-up things. However, I was only 15 and you had to be 18. So, I couldn't actually win it, lol.

3. Have you ever skyped with a bloggy friend?

I have not ever Skyped..... however, I'm game if anyone ever wants to chat!!

4. What is your favorite Summer month?

August..... because it's my birthday month, lol.

5. Pool, Lake, or Ocean?

Pool..... I live in Florida. There is the ocean all around us..... there are lakes ALL OVER.... and, we have pools everytime you turn around. I'm not overly fond of bathing suits or the sun, but I'll take a pool over the other two any day of the week.

6. One of my favorite Summer memories is.....?

Every summer in high school, I went up to Colorado to visit my Uncle Bobby, Aunt Debbie, and cousins (Heidi and Ben). I'd go for about 3 weeks. I loved it. We always had the best time.

Also, every summer in college, I went out to LA with a bunch of friends to go to General Hospital Fan Club Weekend. Yes, I love soaps, lol. I loved hanging out with them and seeing all the sights.

Another set of memories were the years I was a cheerleader or a cheerleading coach. I loved going to Cheerleading Camp every year.

7. What's your favorite secret bargain?

I'm not good at bargains. It's a gene in my family that skipped me.

8. Do you plan on or have you been watching the World Cup?


Next up......

Sunday Stealing

1. You’re building your dream house. What’s the one thing that this house absolutely, positively MUST HAVE? (other than the obvious basics of course)

If I were building my dream house, it would have a dance studio and gym in it.

2. What is your dream car?

I'm not really one to have a dream car, but I LOVE this color of Mustangs. I don't think they even make them in this color, anymore.

3. What is your favorite website that isn’t a blog?

Facebook. I'm on there constantly.

4. iPhone 4 or Droid, which do you want?

I like my enV3, thankyouverymuch.

5. When you’re feeling down or lonely or just generally out of sorts, what do you do to cheer yourself up?

I call one of my friends. Or, I'll "dance it out" (those of you that watch Grey's will know what I mean).

6. Tell me about something or someone that you love that most people seem to hate.

Several of my work friends aren't fans of Keith Urban, but I love him.

And, I love Kate Gosselin. Yes, she can be a witch, but she has 8 stinkin cute kids. I truly believe that everything she does is with her kids' best interests at heart. She makes mistakes and can be wrong, but I do think she tries. Personally, I'm thrilled that the TV show (sans Jon) is back.

7. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Besides who I am now....... a wife and a mom.

8. Would you go on a reality show if given the chance?

YES!!! I'd love to be on Big Brother, The Amazing Race, or So You Think You Can Dance (I *can* dance, but not at the level of those contestants).

9. Who was your favorite teacher when you were growing up. (Grade school, Middle School, Jr. High or High School only.)

I had so many awesome teachers growing up......... honestly, so many wonderful educators.

10. You get one pass to do something illegal or immoral. What are you gonna do?

I have no idea.

11. What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was getting ready to enter my Senior year of high school. I was probably in Colorado, visiting my family. I usually went in June. Also, I had homework for my AP classes. And, we would have been getting ready for Cheerleading Camp.

12. By this time next year, I ...

hope to have made it to my goal weight!

13. Do you think the United States will elect a female President in your lifetime? Do you think this would be a good thing?

I'm thinking it will happen. If it's the right female for the job, it could be a great thing.

14. Which fictional, TV show character you would shag anytime?

Dr. Doug Ross...... Dr. Derek Shepherd.... Dr. Alex Karev.... Dr. Ray Barnett... Dr. Tony Gates (seeing a theme, lol?)

I'd also go for....... Sonny Corinthos, Zach Slater, Patrick Jane, and Will Scheuster.

Yes..... I'm a fictional TV show character hoe.

15. What is your greatest pet peeve?


16. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?

Car trip? I am not sure.

The last trip I took was to St. Jude in Memphis.

17. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

Neither, lol.

18. Do you have a nickname? What is it?

We've been through this before, but..... Jess, Jessie, Jessie-bell, Turkeyface, Angel, Rose, J, JB

19. What are you dreading at the moment?

Nothing, which is nice, lol.

20. Do you worry that others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

I'm worried that people may find be uninteresting, sometimes. Overall, though, I try to remember that I blog for me and am just blessed to have met other people through it!

21. In two words, explain what ended your last relationship.

Stupid, coward

22. What were you doing this morning at 8am?

Sleeping..... I wake up at 8:15 on Sundays, lol.

23. Do you have any famous relatives?


24. How many different beverages have you drank today?

Water, Starbuck's Green Tea, and regular Iced Tea

25. What is something you are excited about?

This week should be pretty fun! I have lunch plans on Monday and Tuesday. Thursday night, we have a concert. Friday, we have a super fun broadcast.

26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group?

How large is large? I used to be a teacher, so it was pretty common. Even now, I go to Elementary, High, and College classes to talk about radio.

27. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

I thought, "I need to remember to do my face mask tonight."

28. What were you doing at midnight last night?

I was watching Grey's Anatomy with my parents. It was the first episode of the 3rd season......... you know, when Denny had just died and Izzie spent the whole time on the bathroom floor.

29. What’s a word that you say a lot?


30. Who is your worst enemy?

Probably myself, lol

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekly Workout Blog....

Week 53....

Sunday - Swimming (more like treading water for an hour, but, hey I'm counting it as activity, lol)

Monday - Curves

Tuesday - Walked for 45 minutes (at 6:15 in the morning.... major props to me, lol)

Wednesday - Curves (they upped my fitness level and resistance.... I about DIED)

Thursday - Curves (I don't know if it was that I was mentally prepared, but it was a lot easier this day)

Friday - Nothing, but shaking my booty at the B&D concert

Saturday - 15 mins Elliptical, 30 mins Treadmill, and 10 mins Abs

I'm SUPER proud of myself. I know that I've done more in the past, but this is the most I've done in a while. I acheived all of my goals..... tracked all my foods, went to Curves 3 times, and walked twice.... PLUS, I actually made it onto an Elliptical machine and did Ab exercises.

Goals for this upcoming week:

  • Track ALL food
  • Curves at least 3 times (this is in line with a Challenge they're having at the gym)
  • Treadmill/Walk at least twice

Bonus points if.....
  • I make it to the Y and get on an Elliptical.
  • I make it to a Zumba class.
  • I do pilates.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Swap - MAIL!!!

That's right! It's time to mail out your packages!!

Remember to come back on the first official day of summer (June 21), so we can all share our goodies!!

If you have any questions, let me know.......... Hopefully, everyone has their partner info, by now!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Her pictures go out to the world....."

Yesterday, I mentioned that I was meeting my best friends from High School for dinner. We were always together in high school. Meg, Ash, Shannon, and I were on the same cheerleading squad, so we were literally with each other for at least 9 hours a day. Mich was with us for 7 of them, lol. 

With all of my heart, I love and adore these ladies.

Mich moved away about 4 years ago and we haven't seen her since. She's since gotten married, had a baby, and has her second on the way. When we found out that she and her husband were visiting Disney World, a reunion was a must. It came down to the wire, included some frantic texting, and juggling work schedules but we made it happen.

Sadly, it just didn't work out for Ash to join us :( It wasn't the same without her, but we've already planned to make it a FULL reunion when our 10 year reunion comes next year. And, even though Mich won't be able to make it, the rest of us are planning to meet for dinner once every other month.

Because, we miss one another.

I know I miss them desperately.

There's something about growing up with people that makes them know you like no other. They've seen me gain weight and lose weight. They've supported me when my step-dad died. They shake their heads and say that TG is a fool. They share many of the memories of my past. They hope for my future. They use my super creepy memory to their advantage, instead of thinking I'm just super creepy. 

In short, they know me and love me. We know and love each other.

Anyway, Shannon met me at the station and we rode over together. On the way there, Meg called to check our progress, give hers, and ask me which Downtown Disney entrance she should take (my super creepy memory also allows me to have a virtual map inside my mind). Mich and her husband texted to let us know that they were waiting at their hotel for a bus.

Meg, Shannon, and I quickly met up at the designated spot. We hugged and laughed and chatted and checked out the various menus and waited for poor Mich (who was on a bus with the world's craziest and slowest bus driver). Then, Cirque let out and everyone was making way for food. Meg, in her matter-of-fact way, said, "I hope they like House of Blues because I'm going to get our name on the list before every restaurant is packed."

While she was waiting in line, I spotted Mich walking up. We walked quickly and then broke into a run/skip to hug each other. It was SOOOOOOO awesome to finally see her!! Meg joined us and the celebration continued. We decided that it would be a great time to take pictures, lol.

Four out of the five.... the last time four of us were together was my birthday/Shannon's wedding on August 25, 2007.

Ever since High School, we've always been a fan of the smush face FB-type pictures...

Michelle and I

Shannon and I

Megan and I

Mich and her husband Jeff (who actually makes you laugh and smile when he says, "Say CHEESE!! Say MICKEY MOUSE!!"

We had some discussion of how these pictures would all go on my blog. Mich and Shannon weren't really aware that I had one. Meg, on the other hand, reads it regularly...... "Oh, yes. I knew when we were taking these that they would show up on her blog. That's why her camera was the only one I was truly concerned about. Because, her pictures go out to the world!"

We waited and waited and waited. We were told 15-20 minutes. About 30 minutes into it, Shannon suddenly is no longer standing next to me and is instead being twirled by a drunk guy. The drunk guy's friend tried to convince us to join him. We declined and then extracted Shannon from Drunk Guy #1. This sort of thing happens to Shannon regularly........ she's not only super tiny, but extremely sweet. When a harmless drunk guy grabs her into a dance (or a sober old guy that I work with hits on her), she just goes with it.

An hour after we originally got our name on the list (a real long 15-20 minutes), we were seated and planning a pig out! Our waiting and dinner was filled with so much fun discussion, memories, and plans for the future.

Eventually, our dessert was demolished (um, hello White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding ----- I did share, though). It was time to go.

After our final hugs and promises that we would ALL see each other in a year, we went our separate ways.

Until then, at least I have July 22nd to look forward to!!!