Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's New Years Eve and what am I doing? I'm loading up on celebrity gossip before the clock strikes midnight. That's my resolution for the more celebrity gossip.

I've had multiple people ask what that means. Truthfully, I don't know. I do know it means I won't be watching ENews and I'll have to take off the top of my bookmarks.

I also know that in the absence of celebrity gossip, I'll be ramping up my normal people gossip, so watch out!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let's get one thing straight, peeps...I iced my shins when I had shin splints and they hurt like mofos. It was a remedy that a trainer told me to do and it worked.
  + = relief

End of the Beginning

As we end 2008, here's a list of songs to put away the end of the first part of our lives and ring in the next part.

Yellow - Alex Parks
Pachuca Sunrise - Minus the Bear
Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson
Valley Winter Song - Fountains of Wayne
Neon Tiger - The Killers
The Bucket - Kings of Leon
Hey Me, Hey Mama - Ray LaMontagne
We Are Okay - Joshua Radin
Nothing Better - The Postal Service
I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar
Love, Save the Empty - Erin McCarley
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Sing for You - Tracy Chapman
The Resolution - Jack's Mannequiin
Shattered - OAR
Kids - MGMT
Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade
Leavin' - Shelby Lynne
Ocean Floor - Audio Adrenaline
Lose Myself - Joy Williams
Go Go Go - The 88
Cheater, Cheater - Joey & Rory

Peace out Past!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I like to frequent Anne Jackson's blog. I think some of you read it as well. So I was catching up tonight and saw a question that got me thinking and responses that intrigued me. The question was What would you do if you were brave? Go here if you want to see the responses she got. I would like for you to answer it as well...make it anonymous if you need to on our blog. Would love to know what you processed while answering that question for yourself.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Erin McCarley

I've heard her twice at WORKPLAY...probably my new favorite artist. Her album actually comes out sometime in Jan. Check it out:

Monday, December 22, 2008


So right now I am qualifying our database...which means I'm basically on church websites all day. Every once in a while I find a jem. Merry Chrima...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Keepin them a Comin

This man always makes me laugh. He's full of entertainment, if I need my day to be brighter I just stop by his office or pass him in the parking lot...He loves Merry Michael, always complimenting her on her outfit or whatev it is for that day. We have two doors in the office that I share with her, one we keep closed by her and the other is open. The one by her always pops open, like every time someone walks by it opens. Well today this man fixed it...I'm telling you if you need something he'll take care of it. We also love him because he always has candy...very good for my budget to not have to walk to the "corner store". You can also always count on him to decorate his office and often times be dressed to match it. I had to take a pic so you could see for yourself. I promise this is something I just walked up on...normal day in the life of this man

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cardio Crap

The Beals (aka. Lindsay) and I decided to do a little cardio class tonight called CardioCore at the Y. Neither of us have ever taken this class. Of course, I walk in straight from the apt. Lindsay walks in from the treadmill...but I digress.

There are only 5 of us in this class. The instructor tells us to get 2 lb balls to use. I mean, 2 pounds? Easy Breezy...So I gather one up just like everybody else does. Then we begin. I'm getting it. This won't be so bad.

20 minutes into the 45 minute class, my ears start ringing. I feel like I'm dying (or as Berge says, dieing.) The teacher keeps telling us that she's slowed it down since there are so many newbies. Thanks a lot! That doesn't make you feel good that you're about to pass out in a class that the teacher has dumbed down. 

So I stand by the wall for a few minutes. She's talking to me over the headset...telling me that the first time she took the class she wanted to leave. She said the 2nd through 5th times she took it, she felt the same way. After the 6th one, she wanted to teach it. I go by the philosophy "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." I'm no idiot. I will not be returning to cardio my core.

But I did get back in, after getting a weightless ball to use. I mean 2 pounds feels like 20 when you're moving and grooving. I got through the rest of the class and hated every minute of it. I don't have much will power (Dear Lord, Please grant me more will power. I'm begging.) and I don't need any reason to quit because I will. So we got finished with the cardio and moved to ab workouts...which were fine. I mean we were laying down a good bit of that and I'm all for that.

Needless to say, Beals fooled me once. I will not be gotten again. I'm willing to try other classes but this one shall never see me darken its door ever.

Is it bad that this makes me laugh?

Kins don't you have that vest in your closet?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thanks Han

this is amazing...

A Game of Chants

Lindsay and I braved the elements Monday night and returned to Yoga at the Y. We have both raved about it since we last went and said we wanted to go again. Lindsay actually works out before...I do not. 

So the class is smaller this time but given the bad weather, this was not unusual.

Enter heavy breathing pooter. She takes her place in the back corner. Lindsay and I put our stuff right in front of her for some reason. I can report she did not pass gas this session. She did breathe heavily. Lindsay later said that she breathes right along with HBP because she can't hear her own breaths.

Let me just say, whatever I thought yoga was last time was pushed out the window this time. I often times had to catch my breath. This is no good when you're trying to breathe on cue. I do love it though. It was quite the work out. 

The end of the hour was the interesting part. During our cool down, Yogi started chanting. Now, I had my doubts about yoga before we went. Last time did nothing to make me question the practice. However, a bunch of gibberish this week made me kind of wonder. I mean, was I casting out demons (thanks Cog)? I threw in a "Jesus", "Yahweh", "Ahamenahamena" in there. Lindsay said that it took everything in her to not laugh. Oh that's right...Yogi had us repeat after her. Weird.

Anyway, I'm still in it. I will not be converting to Buddhism. Don't worry, Kay. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanks Drew

I can't stop laughing...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kay, I'm not in the Mississip anymore...

Outside my apartment this evening. It started snowing on my way home from work.


Let me catch my breath. I am exhausted from running and jumping on the bandwagon.

Here are my top five lists.

Top 5 Musical Events to See Live
1. Garth Brooks in Central Park
2. Bon Jovi Unplugged
3. Dolly Parton (anywhere)
4. Elton John at Princess Di's Funeral
5. David in the field with his harp...BOOYA

Top 5 Movies to See Premier in Theatres
1. Gone With The Wind
2. Wizard of Oz
3. The Birds
4. The Godfather
5. Snow White

Top 5 Cities to See At Their Apex
1. LA during the big glamorous Hollywood years
3. Paris in the 20s
4. Pompei before the volcano
5. Atlanta in antebellum times (minus the whole slavery thing)

Top 5 Biblical Events to Witness Live
1. The star over Bethlehem
2. Feeding of 5000+
3. Elijah's showdown
4. Burning Bush
5. John receiving the Revelation

And Andy's list...

Top 5 Historical Figures You Could Spend an Hour With, But You Can’t Say God or Jesus ‘Cause That’s Just Silly . . . I Mean, Let’s Just Assume, If You’re So Inclined, That They Are Number One
1. Vivian Leigh
2. Anne Frank (she was obviously pretty smart and could speak on my level)
3. Abe Lincoln
4. Ben Franklin
5. Jane Austen and Jesus

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


You asked for it. Lindsay and I went to Yoga Monday night. That's right. 

We were a little nervous but our nerves were calmed when we walked into the zen-like room, filled with yoga mats and Indian-like blankets. Our teacher was a little bit of a thing and had a voice that is what you imagine when you think of a yoga instructor (yogi?)

We began the class. We've got this. I mean we're in there with one guy, a few girls our age and some women who are pushing 60. I'll be honest, some of the moves were harder than I thought they would be. My hamstrings are still hurting, two days later. It was hard to remember right from left, ask Lindsay about that one. I am going to have to work on my breathing techniques. 

The funniest two items of interest are:
1. The woman who pooted (or as Bob says, "shot a cat") during "upward facing dog." She also breathed heavily throughout the whole class. It was a bit distracting but I guess she needed to breathe so I'll cut her some slack.
2. During one of the poses, the instructor said, "Make sure you aren't clinching your rear." I'm pretty sure she was looking in my direction.

We're going back tomorrow. Can't wait. 

An iChat Conversation

sarah mcdonnell: you better be careful with your anti-alabama comments
erin moon : why?
sarah mcdonnell: those boys have shotguns
erin moon: alabama boys?
sarah mcdonnell: correctomundo
erin moon: yeah...i can probably outshoot all of them.
sarah mcdonnell: all it takes is one shot on you
erin moon: that's why we don't get drunk in texas
sarah mcdonnell: no drunks in tejas?
erin moon: and while they are loading their shotguns, i am shooting my pistol in their leg.
sarah mcdonnell: AHAHAHA; i'm doing karate
erin moon: no no...mississippi's gotta be doing something else.
sarah mcdonnell: we're getting drunk
erin moon: no guns...just drunk?
sarah mcdonnell: i think we fight; hand to hand; or hand to face is more like it
erin moon: with a bayonet?
sarah mcdonnell: no way
erin moon: your guns are empty...
sarah mcdonnell: fist; we don't need guns; bows and arrows and fists
erin moon: LOL


I'm glad you asked...Jesus would probably not put many bumper stickers on his car. He might not even own a car if he were walking around in the flesh today. I don't know. Maybe he'd have a California Angels decal (definitely not a Tampa Bay Devil Rays one though.) I am sure that he would not have the bumper sticker I saw on the car in front of me this morning.
(except there was no donkey on it.) Seriously? Do you want someone to already have the idea that you're an idiot when they begin a conversation with you? Listen, driver, if you ever realize that people look at you weird, flip you off, spit on you, etc. maybe you should look at yourself. Perhaps you, my friend, are the jackass.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Christmas (Song) List

Happy Christmas!!!! Here's the list of my favorite holiday songs for your enjoyment.

Little Town - Amy Grant
O Holy NIght - Celine Dion
Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton
What Child is This? - Faith Hill
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Silent Night - Sarah McLachlan
O Holy Night - Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
White Christmas - Otis Redding
Christmas Is All Around - Billy Mack

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December Playlist

I have two for this month...ohhh BONUS. The first is my Christmas Mix, the other is just a regular playlist of the month.

Christmas Mix:
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Hanson
Christmas Is All Around - Billy Mack
Christmas Time - The Darkness
Christmas Time is Here - Rosie Thomas
Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Liquid Sugar - Maps
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! - Sufjan Stevens
022000miles - Coldplay
Just for Now - Imogen Heap
The Christmas Song - Catherine Feeny
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Holly Conlan
Last Christmas - Leigh Nash
Maybe This Christmas - Leigh Nash
Mistletoe - Colbie Caillat
Silent Night - Priscilla Ahn
Sleigh Ride - KT Tunstall
Winter Wonderland - Kate Havnevik
Wishing for This - Leigh Nash
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - Joy Williams
Auld Lang Syne (Artist Medley) - A bunch of people...its on the Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs

December Mix-
Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley
New Road - AM and Meiko
Shiver - Coldplay
August Moon (Live) - Sara Bareilles
Waking Life - Schuyler Fisk
Can't Stop the World - Gavin Rossdale
Crack the Shutters - Snow Patrol
Sparks - Coldplay
Where I Stood - Missy Higgins
Don't I Hold You - Wheat
MFEO - Jack's Mannequin (for Massie...i appresh ;))
The First Single (You Know Me) - The Format
Make You Crazy (feat. Femi Kuti) - Brett Dennen
I Met a Girl - Wheat
Spinning - Jack's Mannequin
Rehab - Rihanna
Miss Independent - Ne-Yo
Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna) - T.I.

Bet you didn't know this about Jason...

Its funny I read all the comments after this video and a lot of the people say I knew there was something different about him. Thats exactly what I thought when I watched this video.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yoga, What?

The two pieces of bread in this picture are going to take a yoga class at the Y. Coggin is free to join us but as of now, she has not committed. We attempted to take the class last night but forces beyond our control prevented it. Keep tuned to TWSS for updates on the awesomeness that will be yogarificness.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

You know your from Sylacauga when...

Now I'm not exactly from Sylacauga, AL but I lived there 8-12th grade so I tell people I am. I found this that somebody had posted and LOL'd I literally can testify or at least know about everything they are talking about. I added the part in parenthesis to better inform you. Your going to wish you had grown up there...

You know you're in Sylacauga when,
- You take all of your friends from out-of-town to Gravity Hill. (You literally pull your car up to this hill and put it in neutral and the gravity pulls your car back...its creepy there are videos on the youtubes of it)
- You smell chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream while sitting in class at either high school (Sylacauga or BBComer). (There is a Blue Bell ice cream plant by the high schools...your already wishing you had lived here)
- You look forward to riding the Ft. Williams strip on the weekend. (a street that everyone rode up and down, the turn around point was called 'riding the hump aka speed bump at arbys')
- You've seen a friend pulled over on the Ft. WIlliams strip by a police officer you know by name. (i got my first ticket there)
- Rival high schools share the same football stadium.
- There is a section of a major highway named after Gomer Pyle.
- Better yet, there is a museum dedicated to Gomer Pyle.
- If you live in Taylor Estates, you're considered upper class. (its huge...everyone grew up living there, not me remember didn't grow up there. I lived in the neighborhood across the 'highway' that was only cool because our preacher and his fam lived down the street. Also if mom and I were ever bored on our way home you would hear us say 'wanna drive through taylor estates' becomes engraved in you to be nosy once you have lived there for a little while)
- One of your classmates is the child of a car salesman. (HA...that was me)
- Fine Italian dining is experienced at Giovanni's, which is connected to a gas station.
- The local Mexican restaurant has a buffet.
- You are familiar with Smiley. (Smiley is a crazy man that walks all around Sylacauga, I had friends that would put him on the local radio station, you never knew what you were going to get but her sure could sing the mighty mouse song)

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Want to know what you can do? Go here

The Single 7 Year Old

My little cousin Caleb is seven. He's a very inquisitive kid and pretty much asks what is on his mind. So Friday night he got to wondering about my love life.

Caleb: "Aren't you married?"
Sarah: "Nope."
Caleb: "Why not?" (while laughing heartily)
Sarah: "I'm just not. You're not married either."
Caleb: "But I'm only 7."
Sarah: "Yeah, well.."
Caleb: "I can't believe you're not married."