Monday, February 22, 2010
(I'll pause for a moment so that you familiarize yourself with the story...)
(Are you up to date now?)
Ok, so...after I interviewed him, he asked if I was on Twitter.
WELL, OF COURSE I'M ON TWITTER, DANNY GOKEY AND MY TWITTER NAME IS ROBINT1978 AND I LOVE YOU AND I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABIES.
(Ok, no...I didn't really say those last 2 things. Seriously. I'm not THAT crazy...)
Anyway, a few days later, I'm on Twitter & I see I have a new direct message.
AND OMG IT'S FROM DANNY GOKEY.
DANNY FREAKING GOKEY.
A MESSAGE TO ME FROM DANNY GOKEY.
Has that sunk it yet?
If not, here's proof: (You KNOW I had to take a picture.)
Ok, ok...I'll stop now.
But, only because I want y'all to watch these 2 commercials with the eTrade baby.
I watch these video's at least 3 times a day. Especially if I'm stressed & need a laugh.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My friend, Melissa, asked me to design the invitations for her bridal shower in April.
40 INVITES. As in like 4-0.
She paid for the blank invites & is paying me $45 dollars ($15 in materials + $30 in labor.)
I'm also going to do "schedule cards" for her bridesmaids for the day of the wedding (hair appointment times, picture times, etc) & little booklets for her out-of-town guests that explain what to do in Massachusetts. I have never done either of these projects, so I'm excited to see how it all turns out.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
And, here's a random snowman in downtown Little Rock (on Tuesday.)
Another snow video from Thursday.
Matt & I were NOT supposed to give each other gifts on Valentine's Day. You probably won't believe me when I say I don't really care too much for the holiday. I don't need flowers that cost $60 dollars or a dinner that costs $75. I'm not saying those of you who do like that stuff are wrong...it's just not me. I would rather spend the $60 dollars on new clothes or save it to help pay for a weekend away. However, my husband is the sweetest & took it to heart when I mentioned I'd rather have new clothes. When I woke up this morning, I found the above present on the kitchen counter.
It was this shirt from American Eagle. Too cute! I love it!
And, instead of that fancy dinner, I bought some pork chops at Walmart for $6 & we cooked dinner together at home.
It also snowed again today. Here's a quick :03 second video of it. I know....it's not like you haven't ever seen snow. But, humor me & watch it anyway. Thanks.
I have had a webcam & been a "member" of Skype for over a year now, but I never used it until today. (I guess because most of my family is here in Arkansas, so I haven't reallly had a reason to use it...however, Brad & Tiffany, if you're reading this...I think you guys have a webcam. Now that I know how to use mine, let's talk...I would love to see Emma & baby Drew.)
Anyway, I used mine to talk to my friend, Alissa. I'm about 8 years older than her & I've known her all her life. In fact, she was my first babysitting job. I was 10 & she was 2. I made $6.25 for 6 hours & 15 minutes. I still remember Anita (her mom) counting out the dollars & handing them to me. I thought I was rich! Back then, $6.25 actually went pretty far! And, to a 10 year old, that was pretty cool.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The interstate's are are mostly dry, except for the on/exit ramps & bridges. There are still slick spots. Plus, the snow that's melting is then turning into thin sheets of ice.
Our neighborhood is still CRAPPY. The snow is FROZEN...like you-think-it-might-puncture-your-tire-when-you-drive-over-it frozen.
That's some serious stuff.
There are areas around my neighborhood that don't get a lot of sunlight & NOTHING has melted...the snow is still 6-8 inches deep.
Snowpeople that were built on Monday are still perfectly in tact.
And, as I type this, we're waiting on more snow to come in overnight....at least another inch or so. PLUS, MORE SNOW ON SUNDAY.
Three snowfalls in less than a week.
NO MORE SNOW.
Now, don't get me wrong.
I don't actually mind the snow.
When we can plan for it.
Sunday night, one of our meteorologists was AT OUR HOUSE for a Super Bowl party & he assured us we'd only get rain. ONLY GET RAIN.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am to go to the bathroom, looked out the window & saw about 1 or 2 inches of snow on the ground.
Ok, we can handle that.
When I got up a few hours later, I immediately turned the TV on us...to watch the weather. I'm told we're just going to get snow & maybe another couple of inches.
I can drive on snow. I'm not worried about it.
Matt & I go to work, where it promptly starts snowing VERY LARGE FLAKES & very fast. Then, it starts raining. And, the rain starts freezing on the roads.
The latest weather data comes out & it predicts we're going to 10-12 inches.
This is where I start to freak out because Maisy is at home by herself. If it keeps snowing & raining & FREEZING ON THE ROADS OMG, we can't get home to her.
Normally, had we known this was going to happen, we would taken her to Matt's mom's house, in case we had to stay overnight in a hotel (it's happened before...remember Christmas of 2000?)
BUT WE THOUGHT WE WERE ONLY TO GET RAIN.
I know it's bad out there when Matt comes in & says, "Wow. It's almost undrivable out there."
Around 2 or so, it stops snowing/raining & we start to see a little melting going on. Enough to where I feel pretty confident that I can drive home after my show.
I do okay...only feeling myself fish-tail once or twice.
I make it all the way home, only to get stuck in my driveway. (See picture in previous post.)
So, thankfully, Matt & I both made it home safely to Maisy.
Speaking of Maisy, this dog HATES THE SNOW TOO.
She can't walk in it.
Parts of it are frozen, so she can actually walk on TOP of it, but some spots are soft & her little paws fall right through. I have been so scared that she's going to break a leg or something.
I cleared an area for her, but she does use it? NO.
Anyway, we'll see what tonight & Sunday bring...hopefully Old Man Winter will STAY AWAY!
Monday, February 08, 2010
And, where am I?
While everyone else is out playing in the first REAL SNOWFALL in at least 20+ years!
Sunday, February 07, 2010
I feel bad that I've put my blog on the back burner because it's because of this that I've been able to meet so many new people & do so many new & fun things.
And, I am sooooooo thankful for that.
I think about blogging everyday, but by the time I have time to sit down & do it, it's 10:30 at night & I'M SO TIRED CAN'T I JUST GO TO BED ALREADY?
My new goal is to take 5 to 10 minutes each night (or every other night) to blog...whether it's just a picture or an observation or something funny I want to remember.
That starts NOW.
You guys know what a huge K*ris Allen fan I am, right? (And, I am currently working on a very special project for/with him that I'll tell you more about later...)
Anyway, his wife, Katy, is starring in a new web series called, "The Bloodstone Diaries". The pilot episode premiered at a local bar last month & I was able to go.
KA fans that I met via Twitter. We all live in Arkansas & we all went to the premier together (Risa knows Katy's mom...they used to work together.)
webisode was filmed in a local restaurant called "Bobby's Cafe." After we saw the premiere, Carole, Risa & I made a date to have lunch there. AND GET OUR PICTURE MADE WITH THE BOBBY'S SIGN IN THE BACKGROUND OF COURSE!
Carole, Risa & I have formed an awesome friendship that goes deeper than just being KA fans! It just proves that friendship knows no age limits!
Another big thing that's happened to me is I'm now the Morning Manager for American Idol Now or AINow, a website solely devoted to American Idol. And, I love it!
It just kind of happened & not many people know about it (to my family members who are reading this: SURPRISE!)
On Thursday, I GOT TO MEET DANNY GOKEY. He was a Top 3 finalist on this past season of American Idol.
My TV station has a partnership with some local radio stations...KSSN being one of them. I was in the room when our promotions manager asked my boss if we could cover a private concert with Danny. YES WE CAN. AND, I'LL VOLUNTEER TO DO THE INTERVIEW.
My photographer & I got there kinda early, so they let us be in the "booth" with Danny, while the DJ interviewed him live. We got to hear Danny & his band sing 2 songs live on air.
You can read & listen here.
I realize this post has been all about AMERICAN IDOL. My life is not all about AI, I promise, although after reading this, that might be hard to believe. But, it's not.
I'll be back...