Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A conversation between roomies who apparently have MDs

Sarah: linds, my throat is killing me
Lindsay: MINE TOO
so bad :(
Sarah: what's wrong with us?
do we have strep?
Lindsay: i don't know...i don't really feel that bad everywhere else. well my head hurts and i keep getting chills....but it's not unbearable
Sarah: yeah
Lindsay: but my throat...ouch!
Sarah: my ear hurts but it's hard to swallow
this is not good
Lindsay: no!
10:05 AM
Sarah: i watched the amazing race last night
going to be good
10:54 AM
Lindsay: i think so too!
Sarah: did you watch? i need to set it up to tape and make sure it is extended because of football
Lindsay: yes on sunday
11:00 AM
Lindsay: i just put our symptoms into webmd and we have 20 possible diagnosis
11:34 AM
Sarah: what do we have??? (sorry, i was away from my computer)
Lindsay: well anything from strep, to an ear infection, to throat cancer
Lindsay: i know!!!!
Sarah: What are the odds?
Lindsay: slim i'm sure
i bet we could get some attention for that
Sarah: OPRAH!
Lindsay: yes!
Sarah: We are medical marvels.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In her own hands

Kay makes no bones about it...she wants grandchildren. This has been her goal, I'd say since before she had children. Apparently, grandkids are the cat's meow. I've heard about this desire for years. She bought books for her unborn grandbabies whenI was in elementary school. She has names picked out for her and Bob.

It doesn't help matters that her daughter is not much of a dater. Her biggest fear is that I won't settle down and have children so she can be called Nanny...that's right. After an encounter with a disobedient child and his unobservant and ignorant parents, I was asked, "You don't like children, do you?" YES I LIKE CHILDREN! JUST NOT BAD ONES!!!

So on to the tipping point and where Kay took it over the line.

She has decided that there is a coach at MSU who is just so cute and sweet and SINGLE! GET IT, SARAH! She's mentioned him multiple times to me as if we've run into each other and decided not to date. (I live 5 hours away, what the crap?!?!?)

Kay and Bob came to visit their baby (me) this past weekend and we all hustled on down to West End and Vanderbilt Stadium to see the Bulldogs take on the Commodores. As we are walking to the alumni tailgate, Kay realizes that the team is going to be getting off the bus and walking in exactly where we are standing. So we huddle along other Bulldogs waiting for this. I begin to take pictures as the players and coaches descend from the bus. With camera to eye, I feel a tug at my shirt and hear a call of my name...."Sarah!" I pull the camera down and see a man who I've never met standing there with his hand out to meet me. "Sarah, this is xxxx." (Names are removed to protect the innocent.) "Hi, xxxx." I say, with an "I'm Sorry" look on my face. We are all laughing and then I realize, Kay planned this.

She knew exactly what she was doing. And I've honestly got to give her props for this. It wasn't a long, drawn-out conniving but it was a good effort.

It wasn't for a few minutes that I could formulate into words my thoughts. I do remember saying to her once we got to the tailgate, "How about you not do that anymore?"

Do I think she'll listen? No. Her desire is too strong. Do I think she means well? Yes, of course. This does put me in overdrive though...I have to find a boyfriend/husband before my mother does.

(I realize that I have created elaborate characterizations of Kay and Bob. They really are awesome people and I hope you have the distinct honor of meeting them and calling them your friends. They love their family more than life itself and I love them. I hope that fact is never lost in the stories I tell about them.)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Looks Back

Let me take you back to junior high for a few paragraphs. Study hall, eighth grade. I went to a private school so it was not strange for a junior higher to have a class with high schoolers. Let me remind you about my previous post and how shy I was in school, especially junior high.

I was sitting in study hall with my friends around me except some random 11th grade boy was sitting by me. Rumors flew that he was a druggie or a drunk or some other horrible, probably not-true thing. For some reason there was an oscillating fan right by his desk. This joker decides to chew up a peppermint and drool his red, minty spit into the fan which in turn slings onto my cheek. What did I do? Wiped it off and didn't do a damn thing.

If only this had happened to 28 year old Sarah. He would have gotten an earful...I believe in a spit for a spit.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Heard in the Pilot After Dinner

Kay: I think there was a transvestite in the bathroom at the restaurant.
Bob: Did you check to see his googler?
Kay: Well, I wasn't in the stall with him.
Bob and Sarah: AHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!
Bob: His Adam's Apple!!!!
Sarah: Mom, you have a dirty mind.

Friday, September 11, 2009

August Playlist

All Around Me - Flyleaf
Let the Drummer Kick - Citizen Cope
Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson
All I want - Ahn Trio
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Spinning - Jack's Mannequin
Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat
Sooner or Later - Michelle Branch
Something Beautiful - Needtobreathe
The Resolution - Jack's Mannequin
Beautiful Inside - Katie Herzig
Hey Na Na - Katie Herzig
Chase Me - Katie Herzig
Jenny Lynn - Katie Herzig
Until you Try - Katie Herzig
Little Pieces - Gomez
California Waiting - Kings of Leon
Fugitive - David Gray (new album comes out in like two weeks!!!)
If It Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions) - Jason Mraz
First Train Home - Imogen Heap
Fly One Time - Ben Harper and Relentless7
1901 - Phoenix
Whole Life Through - Oceanship
Kandi (Ash Howes Mix) - One eskimO