Monday, October 25, 2010

WHEEL! OF! FORTUNNNNNNNNNE!

Wheel Of Fortune auditions were in St. Louis Oct. 16 and 17 at River City Casino. Auditions were held both days, from 2-6pm. Although, the time could be debated. There were three one hour shows in the 4 hour audition period. Three on Saturday, three on Sunday. Within each one hour show, 5 contestants were chosen 5 or 6 times. And, of course, if you didn't make the first show on Saturday, you could keep re-entering until you were selected.

Constestants were selected at random. If you were lucky enough to be selected, you were summoned to the stage for a little meet and greet and a speed round with four other conestants.. There were few that impressed us. One girl totally blew it.. and there were several that were too "Price is Right."

And whatever you do, don't say you like to sing and/or dance.

There is no guarantee you made the show.. even if you were picked to be on stage and/or won the puzzle.. you have to have all the qualities "THEY" are looking for.. sort of like getting into Duke University.

On the bright(er) side.. if you weren't called up on stage, you still have a chance to make the show, just not a very good one..

Wessers wasn't selected.. but we're anxiously awaiting a ringy dingy from Pat or Vanna soon :)

This is the only pic I have (from my super awesome BlackBerry Bold 9700), the whole point of waiting this long to post this post (ha!) was to have pictures. I guess they're on my camera?


The Stage.. the wheel spins and the letters are dry erase boards.. so cool!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Something so simple..

To me this is simple (and doable!). And it totally made my day. I've been looking at it, with this wide-open-almost-gauk-like smile on my face.. and thinking to myself, "THIS IS SO COOL!"


(By Dutch artist Helmut Smits, via DesignLoveFest, via A CUP OF JO)

Mom found this for me at A CUP OF JO.

Now, who wants to try this with me? Wait, let me ask my dad if it's ok..

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Negative Nancy

Today at work we had a Lunch n' Learn.. you know.. take your lunch to the training room and participate (or don't participate) in the topic of choice. People Resources offers so many options, and they send a person to present the subject to you, and hopefully a group of fellow employees.. today's presentation was entitled, "Thinking Yourself Positive." Presented by, Frank Krebs (That name probably doesn't many anything to you unless you were there..)

This hour long Lunch n' Learn was magnificent! Frank was great! The presentation turned into more of a discussion, which i think was ok with everyone. We talked about negative people in general, friends with bad attitudes, family members that are always bringing you down.. Frank offered various 'coping' mechanisms.

For example, to someone that is stuck on their little hamster wheel of misery, and is always blaming life for their misfortunes, ask them, "What problem are we solving today?" This simple question basically shocks them back into reality and will, most likely, make them question what they just complained to you about. They'll probably look at you, puzzled and say, "I don't have a problem." Oh really???????

Use "Intending".. Frank gave the example of a terrible week at work, everything so serious and important happening.. at the end of the week he had to go to a party. He didn't want to go, and considered skipping it. He told himself, he was going to go to this party, and he was going to laugh. And sure enough, within the first 10 minutes, everyone was in a fit of laughter.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.

How do you see the glass?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

HAPPY GUEST BLOG THURSDAY!

I'm going to Guest Blog today.. is that allowed?? OF COURSE it's allowed! It's my blog!

I just came up with something ridiculously gene.. for those of you who don't follow the shortening of words phenomenon.. gene is short for genius. Get a clue here.

So, I'm browsing the web.. searching for unique and interesting things to pass my time.. And in my head pops a very small (harmless) thought.. Something that crosses my mind daily, if not, hourly.. Something that I know all women ponder, and I'm willing to bet something most men think about as well.. they just aren't as outspoken about it.. Are you ready? You better sit down.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

That's right. What else? So then I did what anyone would do (especially those of you who have the world at your fingertips, like I do).. I googled, "What should I wear?" I found a blog about shopping your closet, a book at Amazon.com, a plethora of sport get-ups and suggestions (Like, "wear a helmet").. but nothing that was helpful... and by helpful, I mean easy enough to figure out/get.

So, I thought to myself. I need a website. I need my peeps. And I need a Diet Mountain Dew.

Here's what I'm thinking..

Obviously.. www.whatshouldiwear.com no.. http://www.whatshouldiwear.net/ would be the domain.. Go big or go home, right?

I'm seeing 3 drop down boxes.. one for female or male.. one for the event.. and one for weather..

Stay with me..

I'm going to have dinner at the Boathouse in Forest Park tonight with my boo. So I go to http://www.whatshouldiwear.net/ and select: Female, Casual Dinner and Warm turning to Cold.

BOOM.

A page of six images pop up, each illustrated with a suitable outfit.. all complete with shoes and accessories.. similar to outfitidentifier.com.. And it's ok if my search pulls from other websites.. Right?

I can see I'm going to need to get the experts involved, but for now I will K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid).

And if there is already a website out there like this.. send me the link, and we'll talk. You need me.

Happy MLB Playoffs, New TV shows and T.G.I.T.D.B.F (Thank God It's The Day Before Friday.. duh)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday, Pedro Martinez Wilson!

My mom just informed me.. It's Pedro's Birthday!!!! (Actually, we think it was yesterday.. but close enough!)

When I first met Pedro, I thought he was a girl. I named him Cinderella (Elle for short) and he fit in my hand. Around Thanksgiving he had finally turned 6 weeks old and his wittle ballsies had dropped and then WALLAH he became Pedro Martinez Wilson.. did I mention he's also Murrexican? He's from Murray, KY and obviously Mexican. If you've been lucky enough to meet the big lug you already know he's fat, crazy, chatty and uber sweet.

Here are my two favorite pics of him, I don't have many on this computer.

Pedro, the Elf

Livin' the Life
For those of you who think cats are stupid (Wes), this one is not. He knows where we live.. Pedro goes outside often, he knows where to go to let us know he wants to go out (he can choose from one of four doors) and he knows where to come back to.. although he's been lost more than once..

He can fetch.

He can turn the doorknob. On the reals.

Happy Birthday, Big Guy.

Happy Fall!

I think it's safe to say it's officially FALL!

The air is cool and crisp, and not just in the mornings..

This is the time of year for trench coats and scarves, dark nail polishes, using food for decorations (pumpkins, squash, corn.. and I love it!), football, hoodies and jeans and no more pouring with sweat after a roundtrip to the end of the driveway getting the mail!!

Mom and I ran the Lewis and Clark Half over the weekend.. we had to pull out the hot hands, earmuffs and sweatpants.. and we needed them all 2 hours 37 minutes and 25 seconds!

Half Marathon Finishers!


The Hardware.

And I finally get to wear my animal hair T-straps! (No zebras were harmed in the making of these shoes! I mean, I don't really know, I'm just assuming..) Get them here!



And, say it with me, HOODIES!!!


GOOO Racers! (Naturally..)

I don't necessarily loathe summer.. or warm climates.. I prefer cooler weather because I'm hot by nature (No pun intended!), and I'm sweaty. I just prefer to sweat when sweating is necessary.. i.e. sports, job interviews, first dates..

What are your favorite things about Fall?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blogging..

Happy Friday!

So, I've totally been searching for fun, funny, fabulous blogs to pass my time [at work]. I 'follow' 4 other blogs at this time. And by 'follow' I mean, check out almost regularly... in addition to my fav celeb's websites (Khloe, Kourt, Whitney Port)... I'm really enjoying this little searchy search.

I totally dig 9to5 Chic. Lots of great ideas and inspiration and clothes!

And of course, reading, Eat Play Love by Amanda Kemezys, consider it her basketball diary.

And for the record, Musselman's Applesauce is WAY better than Mott's.

Have a great weekend!

Loves!