Friday, March 27, 2009

Yay for Reading

I am so proud of myself because I have gathered together probably the best book list ever. It contains mostly girly fiction books but also just a bunch of books that I’ve always said I need to read one day but always forget about. The other day I spent more time than I really would like to admit on looking up books. They have this very nifty feature where you type in a book and then they give you a ton of suggestions of books just like the one you looked up. I’m so excited about my list and I wish I could just sit outside and read all day long. (This is also extreme proof that I am just like my mother since she has had a book list for years and has been telling me I should start one too.)

It’s kinda funny to me that I am so excited about this list. When I was a child I could sit for hours upon hours listening to someone read to me but I wasn’t that excited to learn to read myself. I hated reading in school because everything was so boring. My parents always said once I could read whatever I wanted to I would like it more. I didn’t believe them until Christmas break of my college freshman year. I collected four books over my first semester at USC and read over the whole break. (Don’t you hate it when parents are right?!?!)

Anyway if anyone if interested in a huge list of girly books (i.e. most everything is on the lines of Bridget Jones, In Her Shoes, and Bergdorf Blondes) let me know and I’d be happy to share. Also I’m completely open to any and all book suggestions. **Thanks to Tracy for the comments, I’ve already put your books on my list ;) **

Currently I’m reading: The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes. I’m also finished up Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. I saw the Twilight movie and wasn’t impressed but I never like the movies of books I’ve read. I’m also reading The Giver by Lois Lowery, because everyone read that in school but I never did so I figured I should.

P.S. When I went to the library to pick up the Sykes book I wondered over to the young adult books and picked up an old Judy Blume book Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret. I absolutely loved that book growing up and it was a great experience reading it again for old times. If you didn't read it in middle school go read it now. It's too cute.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Five Levels of Hangovers

This was emailed to me and I found it hilarious! Hope you laugh today!!!!

Five Levels of Hangovers

Category One Hangover (CAT 1)

No pain. No real feeling of illness. You're able to function relatively well. However, you are still parched. You can drink 5 cokes and still feel this way. For some reason, you are craving a 20 0z steak & fries.

Category Two Hangover (CAT 2)

No pain, but something is definitely amiss. You may look okay, but you have the mental capacity of a staple gun. The coffee you are chugging is only increasing your rumbling gut, which is still tossing around the fruity pancake from the 3:00 AM Waffle House excursion. There is some definite havoc being wreaked upon your bowels.

Category Three Hangover (CAT 3)

Slight headache. Stomach feels crappy. You are definitely not productive . Anytime a girl walks by you gag because her perfume reminds you of the flavored schnapps shots your alcoholic friends dared you to drink. Life would be better right now if you were home in your bed watching Lucy reruns. You've had 4 cups of coffee, a gallon of water, 3 iced teas and a diet Coke--yet you haven't peed once.

Category Four Hangover (CAT 4)

Life sucks. Your head is throbbing. You can't speak too quickly or else you might puke. Your boss has already lambasted you for being late and has given you a lecture for reeking of booze. You wore nice clothes, but that can't hide the fact that you only shaved one side of your face. For the ladies, it looks like you put your make-up on while riding the bumper cars. Your eyes look like one big red vein , and even your hair hurts. Your ass is in perpetual spasm, and the first of about five shits you take during the day brings water to the eyes of everyone who enters the bathroom.

Category Five Hangover (CAT 5 - MEGA CAT)

You have a second heartbeat in your head, which is actually annoying the employee who sits in the next cube. Vodka vapor is seeping out of every pore and making you dizzy. You still have toothpaste crust in the corners of your mouth from brushing your teeth in an attempt to get the remnants of the poop fairy out. Your body has lost the ability to generate spit so your tongue is suffocating you. You don't have the foggiest idea who the hell the stranger was passed out in your bed this morning. Any attempt to take a dump results in a fire hose like discharge of alcohol-scented fluid with a rare 'Floater' thrown in.. The sole purpose of this 'Floater' seems to be to splash the toilet water all over your ass. Death sounds pretty good about right now....

Indubitably; Innovative; Preliminary; Proliferation; Cinnamon

Specificity; British Constitution; Passive-aggressive disorder;
Loquacious; Transubstantiate

1.) Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
2.) Nope, no more booze for me.
3.) Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4.) Good evening officer isn't it lovely out tonight.
5.) Oh, I just couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing.
6.) Sorry I'm being such a jackass.

A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend
will be sitting next to you saying, 'Damn, we really screwed up'!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Turn The Radio Up

So on my way back to work from lunch I started coming up with a list of cool songs. (By the way it’s 77 and gorgeous in Columbia today with just a hint of a light breeze. And where am I you might ask? In my office, underground! I don’t even a window to let in some sunshine.)Celia got me thinking about it after reading her blog. I’ll be taking lots of trips to Charleston starting next week, thank goodness, and I’m in need of a couple new CDs. I haven’t been able to go to Charleston much that last couple of months because I’ve worked almost every weekend since November. So Andy, being the sweetheart he is, has been making the trip to Columbia dutifully on the weekends. But with the weather finally turning nice I’m getting antsy to walk along the beach and reading with my toes in the sand. Ahhh heaven. ;) So here are some of my favorite new artist and songs. Let me know what you think and if you have anything to add.

Tyrone Wells – Sea Breeze
Ari Hest – Caught up in your love
Better Than Ezra – Extra Ordinary
Villanova – Slade Stone
Matt Nathanson – Get Higher
Taylor Swift – Fearless
Zac Brown – Chicken Fried
Beyonce - Halo
James Morrison - Wonderful World (Video is a little weird but I love that song.)
Tracy Chapman - Fast Cars

Oh and just to make everyone feel better about your weekend, guess what I’m doing on Friday and Saturday night? Working Professional Bull Riding. Wow really? Such is my life apparently.

Currently I’m reading: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer – the last of the Twilight series. Also, The Village Bride of Beverly Hills by Kavita Daswani. It’s really cute about an Indian girl who had any arranged marriage and moves to America.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Help Others By Playing With Food

I’ve finally gotten my butt in gear and started studying for the GMAT. (It’s just like the GRE but for business majors.) I am studying for this inane test because I am thinking, very seriously, about going back to school. I come from an education oriented family, both Mama and Daddy Olsgaard have multiple degrees and both worked for USC. So getting a grad degree has always been in my thoughts. I was told by my professor that I should get a least one year of work experience, which I have done now, before going back. But before I can do that I have to take the GMAT. I cannot express how much I hate standardized test. I think they are useless since they definitely do not showcase what I have learned. In college I learned how to market products, manage employees and faculties; at the very least they let me use a calculator. (Damn you math section!!!) I definitely didn’t study the structure of sentences and ridiculous math problems. But like every other grad student hopeful I will suck it up and take the stupid test, eventually. ;)

In hopes to help me with my studying my mom sent me a very cool website to help me extend my vocabulary. Its call and it is amazing! You have a voc question and if you get it right the website donates 10 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program. I thought it was a hoax at first but it’s completely true. Check out what the Times has to say about it. Also if you are bored, check out the other 50 Best Websites of 2008. There are some really cool ones. Anyway it’s a pretty fun and easy way to help some others in need.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Random Thoughts

Interesting things to come:
*We have the Circus in town this week, which translates to I don’t get a day off at all this week, nor do I get to partake of the St. Patty’s Day festivities in 5 Points with all the crazy college kids. I don’t think I’ve seen the Circus since I was about four years old. I have not seen it since then because my mom swears that I screamed the whole time because I was scared of everything. (Yep, I was one of those kids, a huge scaredy cat.) I think I’ll actually sit down and watch it this year. Let me know if anyone wants to join.
*For Valentine’s Day I bought Andy tickets to the Jeff Dunham event at the North Charleston Coliseum. We have watched his stuff on Comedy Central a bunch of times and he is hilarious. They always say don’t give funny stuff for V-day, but I think we both prefer it to the sappy stuff. So at the end of March we are going to see him live. So excited!
* Dane Cook is coming in June. As I said before I’m a huge fan of standup comedy so I’m pretty stoked.
*Wedding season starts again for me at the end of March. I’ve got a friend from high school getting married and I’m so excited for him. I love going to weddings!
*The Family Circle Cup is next month. I’m excited to see what Andy has been working on all year. I’m hoping to see lots of people there so if you want to go, let me know!
* My brother has started playing lacrosse and it’s such a cool sport. It fits his personally so well and my mom and I are having a ball learning all the rules. Goodness knows where people come up with these games though. Who came up with the concept of throwing a tiny ball across a field and giving guys long sticks to hit each other with? Sure, that sounds like a safe idea. Oh well, it’s very entertaining.
I’m still currently I’m reading: Savannah Breeze by: Mary Kay Andrews and Eclipse by: Stephanie Meyer. (I’m itching to take a trip to Savannah now because it sounds so relaxing.)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Trying This On For Size

Ok so I’ve always been a follower of trends. Not so much because I want to be like everyone else, but more because I think they are cute ideas and I just didn’t think of them first myself. I’ve been reading Celia’s blog religiously and all of a sudden I think that maybe my life and thoughts might be interesting too. (They probably aren’t, thanks for the false notion Celia. ;) Not sure what I’ll write about or who would read it but I thought I’d give it a try. Let’s face it, I’ll probably have more fun playing with the backgrounds and fonts than I will actually writing anything.

The only thing I can think to write about at the moment are books. I’m putting a list together of all the books I’ve wanted to read so that I will have them at hand this summer. I plan to spend a lot of time at the beach for once, thanks to the free accommodations and good company there, and I’ll need something to read. I’m looking for suggestions, so if anyone is out there send me some of your favorites. I pretty much like every kind of book: fiction, history, classics, and especially fun girly useless books.

Currently I’m reading: Savannah Breeze by: Mary Kay Andrews and Eclipse by: Stephanie Meyer. (See I told you I liked trends. The only reason I’m reading the Twilight books is to see what all the fuss is about.)
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