Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have NOTHING to talk about. My salon had an office party today and we catered food and there were leftovers so I ate free food all day. So exciting. Now I'm watching an E! True Hollywood Story on Kimora Lee Simmons. She is so entertaining to me. I like watching her show. She is hilarious and says things out loud that I think but don't have the nerve to say! Like...take this quote..... "We have a problem. I've had a really bad day. I'm trying to diet. I can't find a proper pill. The granola's not cutting it. I'm hungry. I don't know what to eat. I'm irritated. I would be just much happier fat. I feel very Anna Nichole Smith right now. Rest in peace her beautiful soul. She likes pink, like I like pink. But I'm just not having a good day. I'm hot! Honestly probably because I don't eat. I was on my period last week. I'm just a little flustered okay. I'm glad you're so calm today. Your office smells nice you must have got some last night. At least that's one of us."
HA! Who says that? I aspire to be like here. She's like Julia Sugerbaker from Designing Women. One of my all time favorite shows that I've seen every episode of a zillion times. So good! Okay I'll leave it at that. A pointless blog that has nothing to do with anything but celebrities. Night!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Since I've had time to rest from my busy weekend, I've finally been able to get some Christmas shopping done. Christmas shopping takes so long for me to do because I always check out every store first to see what they have before buying anything. It's also bad for me because while I'm shopping for other people, I'll see something that I want for myself too. So hard to resist! Okay....time to devote my time to Fox News. Happy Holidays!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Can you believe the audacity of that man? I called my dad when I got in the car and he could not stop laughing. What kind of person are you? You'll just 'ruin my shams too so they'll match' ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What in the world is wrong with this man? Worst business man ever!!!! So, since all else failed, Scott's mom will begin writing up the letter for me tomorrow along with an attached receipt of my new bedspread cost. Surly he'll pay up after that. And Jodie said that she'd ask for the $35 dollar refund too because that really made me mad that he wasn't willing to give me that back. What does it matter if you cleaned it? You RUINED the bedspread dude. RUINED. How does cleaning it make me feel any better about that money spent? So annoying! Never, ever go to Ozark Dry Cleaners. Worst dry cleaners ever!!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well, a week or so later he called me back and told me they couldn't fix it. I said okay, that I didn't think so and before I could get another word in he said 'okay you can pick it up now' and hung up the phone. I was furious! I knew that I would get nowhere with him so I made Scott call. Scott called and the guy said that it wasn't his fault that the bedspread got ruined because I cut the tag off that tells how you clean it. EXCUSE ME? Who doesn't cut that big huge footlong white tag that flops around off the corner of your bedspread? So Scott said, 'well if you didn't know how to clean it then you shouldn't have cleaned it if you thought it might get ruined.' (Let me remind you that I've probably had that spread cleaned about 5 times since I've had it) The guy wouldn't budge with Scott and said that I signed a release form to have it cleansed. I call BS on that. I never remember doing that. So since Scott couldn't get anywhere with him what do I do.....get daddy to call!!!!
My dad just got off the phone with him and the guy said the same thing he said to Scott. My dad asked me about signing the waver and I told him I honestly don't remember doing that and if I did, I want to see it. AND, if they make you sign a waver, why didn't they have me sign one every time I took it to get cleaned? They're just a bunch of a$$ holes and I'll be damned if I don't get my money back. Especially since they're liars and trying to tell me I signed a waver when I know I didn't. They're not even offering to pay me the $30 back that I spent getting it cleaned/ruined!!
If all else fails, I'll have Scott's mom call. She works for the best lawyer in town and has gotten me out a speeding ticket before with just a quick phone call. That outta do it.
This is just crap. The spread is ruined. I had to go buy a new one. Not only that, I'm going to have to buy new curtains now and new throw pillows. This mess is going to add up to over $600 and I don't think it's fair that I have to pay for it.
So until I hear back, I would like for whoever reads this to know that Ozark Drycleaners ruins your stuff and they don't care and don't even apologize so don't do business with them!!!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I should invent a name for myself during these last few wedding weeks to keep me going. A new identity. Like Beyonce's performance name is Saysha Fierce....I think mine for the next few weeks should be something like....Amy Whinehouse.... Totally kidding. It's not that bad! I think from now on, I'll call myself.............Kwashina Saywordstomakemehappy Tenacious. I think Kwashina Tenacious can get things done!!!! Kwashina Tenacious is gonna kick booty!
Okay Kwashina Tenacious is off to find wedding songs...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Funny Landon and Mimi story. Landon was talking to Mimi and she said 'Landon how old are you?' and he said 'I'm 3! How old are you?' and Mimi said 'I'm 84!" and Landon was quiet for a minute and then said 'that's too many." HAHAHA!!
Yeah I'm trying to find a third song for the wedding. Impossible! I google wedding ceremony songs and dumb stuff like The Black Eyed Pea's, Let's Get It Started pops up. Yeah right, like I'm gonna have Paula Montgomery rap at my wedding. What are people thinking?? And if you try and google christian wedding songs....even worse. I Could Sing of Your Love Forever is a song about God...not your spouse. So frustrating because I'm needing to print the wedding program but can't do it until I know what Paula is gonna sing. Urg!
Has anyone noticed that I complain all the time about planning my wedding? Yeah...me too. I don't mean to be that way but it's just too much. I should have gotten a wedding coordinator. I didn't think it would be like this though. My Dad was so sweet tonight. He called me and we talked for about an hour. He asked me what he could do to help. I thought that was so nice of him. I gave him a list of to do's! Isn't that sweet that my dad is taking care of wedding to-do's? I think so. I have the best dad ever. I'm a very lucky girl.
Speaking of lists, I wrote one for myself and ran out of space on my paper. Haha. It's mostly just making phone calls and booking stuff. Since I'm driving to Little Rock tomorrow, I figure I can make all those phone calls on the 3 hour drive.
I'm going to Little Rock tomorrow/today because it's time for football state championships! My parents work with AAA so I attend every state championship for every single sport every year and have been since I was about 8 years old. I help sell merchandise and, believe it or not, it's so fun! Jake normally helps my parents during the sporting events because they need extra people to help. My parents love Jake and think he's such a good worker because 'he doesn't have to be told to do something he just does it.' I love working at events with Jake because he's equally critical as me with the stupid people with stupid questions. Questions like...is this t-shirt unisex sized. DUH! Aren't all t-shirts? Or there was the young high school girl at a track event who didn't know how to write a check and I'm seriously not kidding. Had no clue! Jake and I laughed out loud in front of her as I had to tell her what to write and where to write it. We were cracking up and could not control ourselves! And all of the high school girls get a youth large when they really need an adult medium. There's always the question "is it 100% cotton?' I don't know! Look at the tag. And I hate when people ask how much it costs and I say 15 and they say, 15 dollas!? (leaving the r out on purpose) No, 15 lemons. Yes 15 dollars!! People can be so rude too. And I don't really have much patients with dumb, rude people so sometimes I get a talkin to from my parents for not being 'sweet' to the customers. Well....don't be dumb and ask me dumb questions and I'll be nice to you! People will say, is this the only color this shirt comes in? We're not JC Penny. What's on the table is what we have. Oh goodness!!! Even sweet, chilled, precious, nice, gentle, easy-going Scott gets annoyed with people. When Scott's annoyed with someone, you know it's bad!
So yeah...I'm spending my weekend at football games...without Jake though because he has a STD disease of the mouth. (HAHA! Some form of strep that's an STD but his 'isn't the STD kind') I'm extra excited about attending the state championship tomorrow because the EL DORADO WILDCATS are playing! YAY for the wildcats! We went to state my junior year in high school and it was so fun and the whole town was so excited! We're playing Lakeside and I hope we win! We didn't win my year...lost by a touchdown or something like that. I'm so weired out because the little boy I used to babysit is the quarterback now! I'm slowly getting so old!
Okay so this is a long blog. I guess I'm bored and had a lot to say! As Scott says, I'm never short for words. I'm a talker...that's for sure.
I guess I'll get back to googling wedding songs. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
So I'm officially freaking out that my wedding is in 54 days. 53 really. I've still got a zillion things to do. I'm making a to-do list in a minute and completing it tomorrow. It's partly hard on me because I have to drive to Little Rock to do everything. That makes it just slightly difficult. My florist called me today wanting to set up a meeting. Nothing exhausts me more than to meet with my florist. The flowers, the colors, the linens, the chairs, the lighting, the candles, the centerpieces, the sofas, the spacing, the head table, the seating, the bar. AHHH! It's too much to think about. I almost want to be like 'surprise me!' and be done with it. Every time I leave a meeting with her I have to go home and take a nap. I felt better about myself when Jaclyn had her first meeting with her florist and she said it exhausted her too. Your brain just works overtime with the creativity I think.
Okay so now that I'm done seeming like a total complainer, I'll go make a to-do list and get back to my thank you's.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I'm so mad at myself for not going to the Arkansas/LSU game! I had tickets and just knew it would rain and I didn't want to ruin my shoes so Scott and I didn't go. SO STUPID OF ME!! I love beating LSU more than any team in the SEC. It would have been worth freezing cold rain in 10 degree weather to see Arkansas beat the tigers. I'm proud of the Hogs! I think next year we'll be pretty good.
Scott and I drove up to Fayetteville tonight and tomorrow we're celebrating our 2 year anniversary by eating at where else....Theos! That's where we went on our first date so we find it appropriate to go there again. Our anniversary is actually on Sunday but we'll celebrate it on Saturday. I'm looking forward to a yummy meal. Scott has most definitely spoiled me when it comes to good food. I'm a food brat now. I used to eat my steak well done. Now, the rarer the better! And there isn't anything I won't try and I usually like everything. They say your taste buds change every seven years...I hope mine don't because they're pretty tasty right now.
Random tidbit but did you guys know that Barack Obama is a smoker? He says he would like to quit but isn't promising he will. Sounds like he has a big time weakness. Kinda scary if a president of the United States is so weak he can't give up a habit that kills you. Whatev though. Wanna see a picture?
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
That's about all I have for you. Scott and I are about to start cooking a yummy dinner then he'll work and I'll watch TV. Sounds about normal....
Do you guys realize that yesterday makes just 2 months until Scott and I get married?! CRAZY!!! Have a nice night! Tomorrow I'll have more Landon videos for you. Makes for a more exciting blog!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I did have one bad thing happen to me this weekend. I took my bedspread to the dry cleaners to have it cleaned. I've done it a lot of times before...no big deal. Well, I have a black silky bedspread and when I picked it up, the dry cleaners decided to turn it gray and crunchy. Slightly depressing. The manager/owner wasn't there but they took down my number and are supposed to call me. So since my bedspread is ruined and I didn't want to snuggle up at night with just a sheet, I decided to immediately look for a new one. I found two at i o metro and decided to get both. Boy oh boy Scott found that totally irresponsible and didn't speak for a good 10 minutes. I tried to explain that ever since I moved into my house, four years ago, I've been looking for a good spread for my guest bedroom but nope! I'm still irresponsible and I'm getting an allowance when we get married! Oh well. It's for our house and we'll have it for many years. It's justifiable. Plus, the dry cleaners WILL BE giving me money to cover the ruined spread so it's like I'm only buying 1.
Landon's in town for Thanksgiving! He got in this weekend. Scott and I stopped by Little Rock on our way to Memphis to see him. He's so cute! He's 'big and heavy now.' Time for cute new videos!! The first is of him making Christmas cookies and the 2nd is of him doing cartwheels. I'm confused where the cartwheel thing is coming from?? Oh well.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Scott just got in! My surprise was chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered gummy bears and chocolate covered graham crackers from the chocolate store in Memphis I love so much, Dinstuhls! I kinda had a feeling! He's so sweet and got me a huge sack full! They should last a while but we'll see. I'll gain 2 pounds by Sunday probably. Okay well, time to devote my full attention to sweet Scott. We're going to look through all of our new fun gifts that we got! And organize! The best day ever!
On a happier note, Scott misses me so much he's driving to Fayetteville tonight! We haven't seen each other in almost 2 weeks!! We never go that long without seeing each other. We were just going to wait until Thanksgiving but he's adorable and misses me so he's driving up here tonight. I'm very happy because I obviously miss him too. I miss kissing him! He's going to get lots of kisses this weekend. And he said he has a surprise for me. Wonder what that could be? I'm so anxious. I'll let you know about my surprise and Holly. Update you later!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
After dinner, I put on my bachelorette gear and we headed to Broadway street!
After we left the piano bar we went to another bar called The Stage. It was great because they have live bands and all they cover is country music. Very Nashville! I got pulled up on the stage and sang 'Somethin Like That' with the lead singer. You know that was just right up my alley. I totally wanted to grab the mic and bust out some Carrie Underwood and get discovered but I decided I might get kicked out if I did that so I stayed tame.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Even though I adore my dog more than anything, I have a bone to pick with her. As I was driving to Little Rock tonight, she pee'd in my lap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell Holly! That's not okay at all! Not even a little bit. Gross!
I was driving to Little Rock tonight because tomorrow I'm headed to Nashville with all my girls for my bachelorette weekend! Get excited!! Pictures of that to come. Stay tuned....
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Last night was the best! We took the trolly and ate dinner at The Majestic and then headed to Beale street. I wanted to be very Memphisy this weekend and I think we did it up right. As we were walking down Beale, we decided to check out a place we had never been to before called 152. It was a dance club and we had so much fun! I'm all about a dance floor and Scott always obliges. You wouldn't think that you could have so much fun at a dance club with just the two of you and no one else you know but we had so much fun!! After we got our exercise shakin' our salt shakers to Rhianna, we decided it was time to go home. We were cheesy and took a horse and buggy ride to Scott's apartment which is right downtown on the river. It was only 5 bucks and totally worth it! And I thought it would smell bad but it didn't at all. It was actually quite romantic.
Now it's time for me to head to Little Rock to celebrate my dad's birthday. I'm sad because I don't think I'll get to see Scott until Thanksgiving!! We have our bachelor/bachelorette parties next weekend (Vegas for him, Nashville for me) and then the next weekend neither one of us really cares to drive since we'd be seeing each other the following Wednesday for Thanksgiving. We have webcams though. We're good.
Okay gotta go. Scott needs a haircut and I've got to get on the road. Peace out!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So I guess all of your are waiting on me to comment on our new president. Hmm...how do I start. Of course I'm disappointed that McCain/Palin didn't win. I really love the both of them and thought they would do a great job at running this country. McCain has so much experience and I never would have questioned one of his decisions. Now that Obama is president, I'm definitely not looking forward to giving the government more of my money than I already am. I don't think it's fair that Scott and I will have to pay more just because we work hard. It's started at 250,000 paying more and now I'm hearing it will shortly be down to 40,000. Who knows, who knows. I know that Obama has been getting briefed today with the war in Iraq and I feel like after he really knows what's going on over there, he'll change his decision to wave the white flag and surrender. I think he'll be so overwhelmed on his first day and be in over his head. However, that's why advisers are great and hopefully his advisers will be experienced and smart. I am actually looking forward to a few things with an Obama presidency. None of them relate to the country but I'm looking forward to Michelle's wardrobe, and his 2 adorable girls grow up before us. And I'm very anxious to see what kind of puppy they'll get. That's about all though. I'm not a crazy person who's going to say that I'm moving to Canada and I don't think Obama is a terrorist...or the anti-christ. I hate people that are that radical and I find them to be unintelligent. I don't think Obama will be as liberal in the Oval Office as he was in the senate. He knows he'll never get re-elected if he doesn't stay somewhat in the middle so that should be a good thing. I do believe he'll be re-elected.
I just hope the USA doesn't fall to crap. We're already on our way to no longer being the most powerful country in the world. If the distribution of wealth thing happens, we surrender with the war, and become so far from the principals of what this country was founded on, we'll be about on the same page as Switzerland. I hope that Obama remembers that this country was founded under God when he makes decisions.
With that said, I'm not going to bash Barack Obama on a daily basis like so many liberals bash Bush. He is now the President of the United States and even if I don't agree with anything he says or does, he should be respected because he is my president. Plus, I'm pretty sure I heard his desk is coming with a 'present' button so as long as he sticks with pushing that 129 times within the next two years, maybe I won't have too much to worry about! HAHA. I kid I kid.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I knew after dating Scott for about 2 weeks that I was going to marry him. I have no doubt that when God made me, he made Scott at the same time and shoved us to the side together. When I first saw Scott, I thought he was such a cutie. After doing my best subtle flirting skills, Scott asked for my number and we went on our first date to Theos a week later. Our first date was perfect. We never ran out of anything to talk about and he was such a gentleman. We didn't go a day without seeing each other after that. It moved very fast which was so weird to me. I always thought that couples who went fast weren't for real. I remember exactly the day I realized Scott was my husband. I had to excuse myself so I could go to the bathroom and cry. It was such a crazy amazing feeling knowing that the man I was sitting next to was the one who I always wondered about. He was the one!! It was something I will absolutely never forget. I still remember my face in the mirror thinking 'Oh my gosh!!!!'
A year ago today Scott asked me to marry him. He proposed on the square in Fayetteville. I don't remember what he said but he cried (watered up) and I cried and it was wonderful! Afterwards, we ate dinner at Theos and there was a dozen roses and a bottle of champagne sitting on our table. The table next to us asked what the roses were for and we told them we just got engaged. They announced it to the whole restaurant and everyone started applauding! That was fun! Once our dinner was just about finished, I asked Scott if we should call our friends and meet up with them. He told me to just let him take care of everything. When I walked into the lounge area of Theos, our family and friends were there waiting to toast us! It was PERFECT! It was such a great night and I will, of course, never forget it! ....A picture from the night we got engaged.Scott rescued me. I was very unhappy before he came along in many ways that I don't wish to re-live. He was placed in my life at just the right time. He actually could have come a little sooner but oh well!! Scott is everything I always wanted in a husband. Scott has never hurt my heart. He's never made me resent him or done anything to make me question his love for me. I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I know Scott adores me and I adore him too! He's my life.
I love that when I call Scott, his greeting is "hi gorgeous" every time. I love that he loves my cooking and raves about it to everyone. I love that Holly loves him more than anyone else in my family. Although it's slightly disturbing that Scott came along just 2 years ago and he's her favorite after being with the Luttrell's for 12 years but whatev. I love the look on Scotts face when I catch him starring at me. And I love how much my family loves him. I love how much he appreciates me and makes me feel like the number one catch in the world.
Scott is perfect and when I say for better or worse and till death do us part, I will mean every word of it. I can't wait to be married to him! We will live happily ever after and I love that not one second of being with him has ever made me question that!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Last night I spent my evening filling out a marriage questionnaire form. Scott and I have to take marriage counseling before we get married at Fellowship. The questions were very long and quite deep. Some asked my favorite color and movie, others asked who would pay the bills, where we would spend each holiday, if we want dogs, how clean I want our home to be, and how I feel about euthanasia. They wondered how I like to be cared for when I'm ill, how important travel is to me on a scale of 1-10, and 5 positive qualities Scott and I are each bringing to our relationship. Some of the questions took a lot of thought!! It took me about an hour an a half to complete the 15 page, multiple choice and fill in the blank form. I'm really happy to do it though and I'll be curious to know how Scott answered his questions when they're given to us at the workshop. I have a pretty good feeling that I'll know exactly how he'll answer the questions but I'm still anxious to see them. I kind of wonder if the people who read them have ever gotten a couple who were so obviously a bad fit for each other. I wonder if they tell you that you might want to reconsider your spouse choice! Ha! That would be terrible. I'm sure it's happened.
I should get ready for bed now. It's very late!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So after the game was over we went to On the Rocks for a bit and were bored so we left. This afternoon, I went to Abuelos in Rogers with my parents to eat some super yummy mexican food. Mom and I went shopping at Dillards after then my parents took me to Wal Mart to stock up on some groceries. I love it when they do that!! It's so nice and helpful! I got some Halloween candy for the kiddies but I hope I don't eat it all before they get here. I'll try to be disciplined and not eat the skittles and snickers! The snickers will be tough to ignore since a snicker is my favorite candy bar!
Friday, October 24, 2008
So today, Scott and I had our engagement pictures taken. We took them around the Fayetteville square and Old Main lawn. The photographer said I'll get to see them in about a week. I'm glad they're over with just because of the whole diet thing which I failed at miserably BTW. Still dieted but not nearly as hard core as I would before a pageant. After we took our pictures, we ate yummy food at La Huerta. My belly is big and full now!
Right now, Scott is watching DVR'd Greys Anatomy while I'm blogging. We decided to stay in for the night since tomorrow will probably be quite eventful. Scott and I will go down to tailgate at about 2:00 but will pre-tailgate at my house probably an hour before that. Yay! I'm excited about this game. Finally a night game. Finally! GO HOGS!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tomorrow I'm going on my 'week of the pageant' diet because I'm getting my engagement pictures taken on Friday. For those of you who want to know what my 'week of the pageant' diet consists of it's pretty simple. No more than 50 milligrams of sodium a day and about a gallon of water. You can do the math and try to figure out what food other than raw lettuce has less than 50 milligrams of sodium in it. Everything has sodium. Except for jelly. And one time, when I actually was getting ready for a pageant, I cooked a plain chicken with just pepper on it and dipped it in jelly. If your shivering and gagging right now you should because it was terrible!!
Alright well, time for Hannity and Colmes. If any of you didn't catch Sarah Palin on SNL here it is! So funny.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I did do something exciting this week. I went to Wal Mart and got a pumpkin! I've been wanting one for weeks now but just haven't done it and I finally did! Of course Jake and Scott made so much fun of me but I felt better about it when I went to Jaclyns house last night and she had TWO pumpkins!!
I got honked at the other day and I'm so confused why. I don't know what I did and it kinda didn't sit well with me that someone would have road rage against me so badly. Whatev.
Okay so that's all. On Thursday, Scott and I watched the roast of John McCain and Barack Obama at the Alfred E Smith dinner in New York. It was hilarious! John McCain did great and Barack Obama did not. Which, I'll be honest, surprised me. I thought Obama would do way better than McCain at the comedy routine but he was just not funny. If you didn't catch it on TV and have a few minutes to watch these, it's definitely worth it.
Here's McCain, part one and two.
Here's Obama part one and two.