Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Set your tivo's............

That's right Christian is back in action this Thursday night on Ugly Betty


Monday, April 28, 2008

Deodorant and Lost Cows...

I borrowed my mom's deodorant today...this was the result

Notice the tie died effect going on there. Note to self never borrow her deodorant...NEVER

On to the cows...I'm driving home tonight through my parents neighborhood on the way home and I look over to see cows roaming behind some of the houses. You know you drive by that and you think oh you know theres some cows over there...WAIT do our neighbors own cows...HOLD ON. So I get my camera and tennis shoes to go for a jog. I get to the back of the neighborhood, I was given clues by the teenagers driving around looking for the cows :). I look and there they are crossing the street. What do you do? Cows don't wear collars right? I do what any curious cathy would do and take pics.

A couple of minutes later I'm on through the neighborhood on my jog and there are the cops with their spotlights. Probably the most random moment I've had with a cop. I walk up to say "Um this is random but are you looking for some lost cows?". So I did my good deed for the day and pointed them in the direction.

I got nervous and forgot to turn the flash on but here is a pic

Friday, April 25, 2008

So I've been a little bored at work this week. The guys are working on on-going projects so there's not much I have to do. 

Today I hit rock bottom when I decided to try to take a sample algebra test. I'm a smart girl, right? I should remember some of what I learned during my years in middle, high school and college, right? Well I could get a few of the questions right by sheer algebraic memory. I could deduce what others were by using the answers they gave you and working backwards. Then it got to some things that forced me to give up.

This leads to my point. I may be a quitter. I have given up on multiple Sudoku puzzles in the past few days. I've decided halfway through my daily crossword puzzle that I'm done. I've never completely used a journal. I have many a book that I declare are too hard so I close them for good (unless I pick them up again and decide again they are not worth it.) 

This is the year of Sass not quitting. I DECLARE IT!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

work in progress...

Amber's April Playlist

Chasing Pavements - ADELE
Vienna - Matt Costa
Gold - Once Soundtrack
I Feel It All - Feist
Love You 'Till the End - The Pogues
More Time - Needtobreathe
Pumpkin Soup - Kate Nash
Hooked On Your Love - En Vogue
Cold Shoulder - ADELE
Madly - Tristan Prettyman
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Shine (Live) - David Gray
Ride - Cary Brothers
Come On, Come Out - A Fine Frenzy
In Your Eyes (Live) - Sara Bareilles
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5
No Air - Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
It's Not Your Fault - Athlete
Best for Last - ADELE
The Hat - Ingrid Michaelson
32 Flavors - Ani Difranco
Take Me to the Riot - Stars
Bridges - Anna Ternheim
Free Your Mind - En Vogue
Africa - Toto
Life In a Northern Town - The Dream Academy
Meet in the Middle - Diamond Rio
Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny
Fishin' in the Dark - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Sarah's April Playlist

Last Day of Our Love - The Bird and the Bee
My New Philosophy - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Cast
I Love You - Celine Dion
I Just Don't Think I'll Eveer Get Over  You - Colin Hay
Good World Gone Bad - Dave Barnes
Beat It - Fall Out Boy (Featuring my John)
In Love with a Girl - Gavin DeGraw
As Long as You're Mine - Wicked Cast
Pumpkin Soup - Kate Nash
Love Don't Live Here - Lady Antebellum

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An Admission

Let it be said first by me...I watched American Idol last night. I had dinner with the Kelleys and felt it rude to not let them watch. While my whole attention was not on the TV, I did listen. 

Sarah 15
AI 1

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Run your mouse over the pics of the staff on the churches site

David Cook not so single??

Notes and Nods

Why have I not been in a musical? I would be great.

A nod to my new roommate. Laura, you sing a good Elphaba. 

Justin Bobby is tolerable when he's sober. I think maybe we only saw his inebriated self last season. Surely Audrina isn't that stupid. Although it makes me nervous to know she hopped on his bike all the time.

Maybe Lauren should work on her people skills. We all agree that Audrina isn't the brightest light in the chandelier so you need to come out and say if you do or don't want her to live with you and Lo. 

To the shiz...Daniel Day Lewis. I saw There Will Be Blood last week. Now I am addicted. I've set up TiVo to tape movies with him in them. 

And finally, I had to admit to Berge that I do clear my throat like that, granted it's in private. Let's all be honest. If you're in private, there ain't nothing wrong with it.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Lo talking to Lauren and Audrina "maybe she'll bring Hiedi".....AKWARD PAAAAAUSE


the end nuff said

Sunday, April 20, 2008


So I'm listening to this sound my dad is making echoing through my house and I am completely disgusted. Like I shut my door and I can still hear it and he won't stop. I have always had issues with this and I always thought this is just my dad surely this is not an issue with all guys. Like I will never marry a guy that does this! Then I took a poll at the farm last weekend to see if this was something all guys do and they all said they did it ...ahhhh! Its this clearing of the throat thing. Like suck it in through their nose and then do this loud clear of the throat thing, my dad even spits it out in the sink in the kitchen sometimes...DISGUSTING! Why do guys do this??? I've never met a girl that does it, I don't understand. My dad is still doing it by the way as I type this. I want to throw up. I really don't know what I'm going to do when I marry a boy and he does it every day...I really can't handle it.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I'm sure all of you heard there was an earthquake last night I think. This is a client of Wes's that I work with from IL. Its the most random and histerical email I've read in awhile. I'm pretty sure he didn't mean to send it to below

RE: Earthquake

Methinks we just had an earthquake. At 4:30 the bed shook and the house creaked.

How about Levi and Abby and Reading Rainbow!!!! Sweet nibblets.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

An Unusual Sight

Many of you have heard me talk about the strange phenomenon that occurs in Nashville when the weather begins to get nice. That happening is the taking off of shirts by male Nashvillagers.

There is a strange new thing my roommate and I have noticed on 3 separate occasions....UNICYCLES.

I'm a fan of the unicycle, at my local amusement park or circus. There is a guy who drives down Old Hickory Boulevard during 5 o'clock traffic on this unicycle. Granted he's on the side of the road, but still. It would be different if he could get on the unicycle and stay on. Unfortunately for him, he isn't too great of a rider, and the whole of OHB traffic gets to see this. I'm afraid for him. I'm afraid he will fall off of it onto the road. I'm also embarrassed for him. Next thing you know he will be shirtless, moving down the road on one wheel.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This explains so much....

Erin was the junior high mascot who got beat up by a bunch of volleyball players.

Jana Kelley played volleyball in the general vicinity of Canyon, Texas.

Ergo, Jana Kelley beat up Erin Hicks Moon while dressed up in her Baby Eagle mascot uniform.

A Convo between Future Amazing Race Winners

E - Did you see samurai satan?
S - I did...Remember my fear of mascots and clowns?
E - Oh that's right, my b. You know I was my junior high's mascot, Rocky Jr. A baby eagle.
S. -
E - I got beat up by a girl's volleyball team. Well, a little eagle. A kid eagle.
S - WHAT?!?!??!
E - Well, I got my eagle head turned around so I couldn't see and they pushed me over. Isn't that the saddest?
S - I chuckled out loud...Your day should be complete.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


It has been brought to my attention recently that I am not affectionate. I kind of thought I was so I was saddened to find out people thought I wasn't. Is this true??

So I decided to take a poll, don't worry I won't be offended people have told me exactly what they think already.

Am I not affectionate, what do the masses have to say about this??

Monday, April 14, 2008


The CogDog and I have officially become roommates as of 11:30 Saturday morning. We had great help and got that joker finished in about 2 hours (not including Friday night's girly move.) Thanks to all that helped. You know who you are. A special shout out to Ryan Greenawalt for moving the 200 pound concrete bulldog from my old apt. to the new one. 

Quick is pretty chilly here in Nashville. Saturday's move came under delightful, cool weather. We had the windows open and everything. We didn't want to turn the heat on but as it got cooler, and I was shivering on the floor, I decided to bite the bullet. Well let me tell you, the heater works. REALLY GOOD! I woke up at 1 this morning sweating. When i looked at the thermostat (which was set to 72), it said that it was NINETY DEGREES INSIDE OUR APARTMENT!!!!!!! I promptly turned the heat off and the cool on, but only hot air blew out. So I opened windows and turned the whole thing off but it kept blowing hot air. Thankfully I live in an apartment and don't have to fix this situation on my own. The peeps down at the office promised to send someone up right away.

Friday, April 11, 2008

From the Dead

Ok, so I've got a little time to write a few things that have been blogging themselves in my mind.

1. You got us all, Berge. Wishful thinking I guess.

2. As many of you know, I've been packing up for my big move tonight/tomorrow. It's just been me getting all of my stuff in boxes. This environment has lent itself perfectly for me to reminisce as I find items from my past. 

T-Shirts bring back a lot of memories. I have way too many of them. I even separated them out into SL t-shirts and school shirts. I'm going to have two quilts made I think. I'll never wear them all again. I did, however, find a shirt that lives in infamy. Let me tell you about it. In my senior year in college, my girlfriends and I decided to create a girls softball team to play intramurals. It was an interesting group from the get-go. (I just spent a minute trying to figure out if out-set or on-set would work best there. I went with get-go, as you can read.) We named ourselves Jem and the Holograms (from the 80s cartoon heroine.) We had some good players. Some had played high school or college softball. I remember one game, halfway into the season, where I had Mariclaire teach me how to throw correctly. So you can see that winning was not our biggest priority; fun was.

So one Monday night, a game that will live in infamy was played between Jem and the Holograms and Hull Hall. Our coaches (yes, some of our guy friends became our coaches) made the line-up. We did some stretches and took the field. In MSU intramurals, you only play 3 innings or 1 hour, whichever comes first. Hull was massacring us. 11 - 0 in the 3rd inning. We were getting killed and this wasn't fun anymore. There's one last inning for us to even make this a respectable game. We huddle in the dugout and probably said something inspiring. We must have because in the bottom of the 3rd, down 12 runs and on 2 outs...JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS SCORED 13 POINTS!!!!  We all screamed and ran around the bases like idiots. We won the MSU Girls Softball Intramural Championship that year, mostly because all of the teams that we were going to play against forfeited. I guess they got wind of Jem. 

There's also another funny Jem story where we were at bat with two outs. Mariclaire is the 3rd base coach and I am in the dugout. One of our players, sweet Whitney, was rounding 3rd on a pop-fly and the inning was already over. For some reason Mariclaire and I didn't realize this and we yelled for her to come on home. Whitney fell down between 3rd and home base and in her haste to get back up, her pants fell down. Seeing this, we continued to yell at her to get up, even though the inning was over.

3. I have also found a lot of great pictures, some of which I hope to post mainly of our faithful commenter and friend Haley (HaleBop, B-Ragg) Bragg. I did see a picture of one of the two *NSync (that's right, I used the star) concerts I went to during college. I loved this group. Lance Bass is a native Mississippian and grew up in Clinton , where Mississippi College is, and had a house in Brandon, also a suburb of Jackson. For some reason, I loved Lance. Enough to have the thought that he might be at the Friday night show choir concert at Clinton High School in 2001. Emily Wood (Ainsworth, now) and I bebopped up to CHS to see Attache, a really great show choir which Lance was a member of in High School. We sat through most of the performance which was awesome. Near the end of the show, Emily said, "Let's go to the back so we can get out early." So we proceeded to go to the back of the auditorium to watch the last number. As soon as it is over (it was an *NSync song, by the way) I look to my left to go to the door and see I've been standing by Mr. Bass the whole time. He turns to walk out the double doors and I push open the door and almost knock him out as he's running out of sight. 

I also somehow found out where his house in Brandon was. One day over Christmas I was at home watching TRL. I heard Carson Daly say that he would be talking to Lance Bass after the next break. So I'm intrigued. Who wouldn't be? Then, Carson says he is talking to Lance from his home in Mississippi. I promptly call Haley up (she loved them too) and we cruise over to his house. I don't know what we thought would happen. Would he come out on his cell phone talking to Carson and see us and invite us in? Who knows. 

Ah memories.

Two more notes: 
The Hills still entertains me. I love it.
Rob & Big's season finale (possibly series finale) happens next Tuesday. Big and his girl have a baby. Get ready. If it's the end, I might cry while I laugh.

Oh, one more thing...Nashville weathercasters, specifically NBC, have a lot of explaining to do. None of us here got to see the final 2 minutes of The Office last night. They better be glad I have the Internet at work.

I was about to apologize for the length of this post. But I'm not going to.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


So I've never pulled off an April Fools joke...I'm only good at lying at times and apparently that day is never the time. This year was no different. Refer to a couple of blogs down I tried to convince the Sass Machine that I was dating Jonny Pants. Well sorry Jonny Pants it was a great effort but she never believed. I've got to stop lying to the Sass she's never going to believe my good lies. Sorry there you go Jonny Pants and I never dated it was all part of an April Fools joke.

In other news I'm moving to South Africa for a couple of months in June. I thought I was moving in Aug. but now that has been switched to June...therefor Project Save is the theme of my life. I hope to create a blog specifically for my trip but I'm not sure how much I will get to update it. I will let you know when that happens. I hope to keep up this blog as well with crazy South Africa stories but I will be honest the Sass might have to hold the fort down at That's What She Said for a couple of months.
I've got lots to blog about but haven't had time. We've been busy at work and I've been packing at home. 

I promise I'll be back in full swing next week, or maybe even this Sunday when I'm in my apartment with my own INTERNET!!!!!


Thursday, April 3, 2008

You just got served...

You may ask "why is ber posting so much"? Well blog readers enjoy it while you can. I'm sure the Sass will fight back and start a blog war out for that.

I often think that the office I work in should be taped. If someone caught onto this they would be making millions...MILLIONS people. I'm going to type it again...MILLIONS. I have come up with something recently to entertain the masses...I know there are cameras. We have a precious little redhead (they're a dieing breed you know) working for us named Joe. So I have decided that I need to teach Joe how to talk ghetto...just you know in case he's caught in an ally and doesn't know what to say now he will(we have to protect the redheads).

Exibit A: He messages me and says that Cat is talking about me in the call center. I know we're all shocked here. I say well Joe you need to have my back and after everything you say in response to her dogging me you have to say "OHHHH YOU JUST GOT SLAMMED".

Well he tested it out today and I can say I've never laughed so hard. My mission is to tell him as many ridiculous things as I can to say that are supposed to be "ghetto". Full entertainment for the ber. I mean I get bored sometimes. Hearing Joe yell OHH YOU JUST GOT SLAMMED is entertainment for hours.

Now I need your help blog readers. I want you to suggest things that I should tell Joe to say that may seem ghetto when in fact they are totally not and completely ridiculous. Don't be scurrred...we're all family hur.

Now I need to address a few things:

1. Word is that some people AHEM do not understand my post about the Hills. Well I would suggest you watch the episode and then read the blog...thats how I designed it people. You will find yourself saying "OMG I was thinking the same thing" or "ohhh I did not even notice that". If this is not true I will look into restructuring.

2. Brad have you really been calling me Bergeron or is the Sass lying to me. Somehow and I don't know how but I get a new nickname every day. My name is Amber...really people, I can't comprehend it.

3. Jonny Pants I heart you.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

You think you know but you have no idea...

So its April Fools day and there have been some pretty funny pranks going around the office. Our entire office of you know 5 ha hid from our part time guy Joe since he does not get here until 9. And then one of Wes's friend did a celebrity couple profile on Facebook for them and you doubled their name like Branjolina...pretty funny.

Wellll heres something that you may think is an April Fools joke but its not. Since I don't use my xanga ever I felt the need to tell my peeps here. I have been dating someone for almost a month now and we have kind of kept it under raps really I'll be honest just so I would have something to shock the pants off of the Sass on the blog. Some of you may have seen a comment or two from a little someone named John Nicolini. Wellll thats him...don't worry we've had the talk or you know I would not have posted this. Might I add that he's Italian...

In honor of hip shot of the week here is a hip shot of Jonny Boy at his APT.