Thursday, October 29, 2009

So it's not a knee?

OH NO!!! MY DREAM CAME TRUE....(only it's the wrong body part.)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Awesome Halloween Tradition

From "The 10 Quick: Halloween Traditions"

#3 If you’re dying to know who you’re going to marry someday, here’s an update on the apple stem twist we used to do as kids(or was that just me?). Unmarried women used to sit in a dark room on Halloween night and look into a mirror. Eventually, their husband’s face would appear in it. If a skull appeared instead, the woman would surely die before she could ever get married.

If this is like Bloody Mary then I'll never get married. I never saw her. Berge claims that she did, in fact, appear to her at midnight one night after she said "Bloody Mary" 3 times and turned. Likely.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On My Way to See the Bulldogs Playlist

Saturday morning I'll be heading out to a place that holds so many memories...Mississippi State University. I've spent many a Saturday driving up Highway 25 from Jackson to watch the Dawgs play. I lived 4 fantastic years in Starkville. It's in my blood. I decided to make a playlist of songs that can take me back instantly to my college years. Hail State!

I'm With You - Avril Lavigne

Something To Talk About - Badly Drawn Boy

Selwood Farm - Bebo Norman

The Downeaster "Alexa" - Billy Joel

End Of The Road - Boyz II Men

I Wanna Love You Forever - Jessica Simpson

Black Eyes, Blue Tears - Shania Twain

3x5 - John Mayer

Killin' Kind - Shelby Lynne

Kiss Me - Shelly Fairchild

A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

Never Been Kissed - Sherie Austin

Little Goodbyes - SHeDAISY

Mean to Me - Sugar Tonic

Stronger - Britney Spears

Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon

40 Acres - Caedmon's Call

Champagne High - Sister Hazel

Banditos - The Refreshments

We've Come To Declare - Shane Barnard

Wherever You Will Go - The Calling

Welcome to Delaware - Watermark

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police

Tonight - New Kids on the Block

Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

When The Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams

Walk On - U2

Gratitude - Nichole Nordeman

Figured You Out - Nickelback

Yellow - Coldplay

Mrs. Potter's Lullaby - Counting Crows

Babylon - David Gray

Any Way You Want It - Journey

Someday We'll Know - New Radicals

Who I Am - Jessica Andrews

Leaving Town - Dexter Freebish

Amarillo by Morning - George Strait

Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter

3 AM - Matchbox Twenty

Starkville City Jail - Johnny Cash

Your Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday Morning - Michelle Branch

Special - Garbage

On a Bad Day - Kasey Chambers

Say My Name - Destiny's Child

Meet in the Middle - Diamond Rio

Travelin' Soldier - Dixie Chicks

Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John

At Last - Etta James

17 Again - Eurythmics

Till We Run Out Of Road - Jewel

When The Lights Go Down - Faith Hill

The Sound - Further Seems Forever

I Will Buy You a New Life - Everclear

At Your Feet - Natalie Grant

Little Black BackPack - Stroke 9

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Who's that Girl?

It's the birthday girl!!!!

A happy happy happy birthday to the one and only Laura Coggin.

She hangs with pretty great people...
Like Morgan Freeman
And Me
She is educated...

She is cultured...
She loves good food...

She's pretty and great....she's pretty great!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Tebow/McDonnell Match Made in Heaven

Maybe you remember the story of Kay taking it up a notch (see here) from a few weeks back. This weekend as she and Bob were visiting their beloved youngest child, she let it slip that she's been talking up my love life to people in high places...namely the head coach of the MSU football team.

After discussing this topic with Haley extensively, we decided that we didn't know if this was a slip or if it was just a slight mention as to affirm my fear that she is still on the job. Either way, here's my question...

Coach Dan Mullen is just precious. He's brought energy and life to my beloved alma mater. He is also the mentor, friend and former coach of a certain Heisman trophy winner...Tim Tebow. HELLO?!?!?! Am I right, ladies?

That's right. While Kay is trying to fix me up with assistant coaches, there is an eligible bachelor just waiting to meet me. (You can sense my sarcasm, right?) Come on, Kay. If you're on this, you've got to shoot for the moon.

Because Bob thinks this whole ordeal is just a ticket boon for you, think of the amazing things you could have with Tim Tebow on the McDonnell team. The sky really is the limit for you (and me.) We're talking Super Bowls, National Championships, The name it, we're there.

It's too bad you missed your chance. We could have been HUGE!!!!

I love you for trying.

Oh, and he's a Christian! Perf!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Do It!

Let me give you a piece of advice. I know, I's unsolicited and you'll probably just write it off as another know-it-all telling you what to do. But don't...seriously.

You have a few months now of down time before the 4th season of one of the greatest shows I've ever watched comes back on. Friday Night Lights is more of an experience in TV than just an hour-long drama. It has changed the way I watch television and has raised the bar of what I consider good TV.

Here are a few thoughts that are probably running through your head:
1. I didn't like the movie.
2. I don't like football.
3. I hated high school.
4. I don't like Texas.
5. Isn't that the guy from Early Edition? Why would I want to watch him?
6. How can they keep the show interesting?
7. What do they do when seniors graduate and go off to college?
8. Won't people make fun of me for being the only person in America who watches this show?
9. It's 3 seasons in. I can't catch up.
10. I go out on Friday nights.

Here are my answers to you.
1. It's not like the movie. I fell asleep in the movie; I cry, laugh, sigh, yell and smile during the show.
2. I love football so I don't know where you're coming from. It's not really about football that much.
3. I hated high school. Strangely, this show will make you wish you had those days back. But then you'll remember that time you sat on a brownie and you won't want to go back.
4. I don't really like Texas either. But I do know a good amount of Texans and have spent time there. That's not really an answer. Just my thought.
5. Kyle Chandler is the guy from Early Edition, as well as HomeFront. You will absolutely fall in love with his character and his wife, Tammy (played by the underrated Connie Britton.) They are effortless.
6. In essence, FNL feels like I'm watching the lives of real people in small town USA. The situations and experiences feel very organic and real. Granted, there are a few dramatic occurances that take place. These are pretty few and far between.
7. When seniors graduate, they move on. The show helps you to let them move on.
8. You're not the only person in America watching this show. Chelsea Handler does and I do too. Maybe we can watch together.
9. The 2nd and 3rd seasons are short. You have plenty of time. When you watch, you will find yourself watching 7 episodes in a row. Trust me.
10. DVR, dude. DVR.

Oh, and reason 11 that you will want to watch this show (#1 in my opinion)...Tim Riggins!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where I've Been...

Greetings from 1980s and early 1990s Sarah. Here's what I'm spinning on my tables. Some is old, some is really old. Some is pretty new. All is awesome. Enjoy!

(BTW, I'm ready for some ridicule. I've accepted the random variety of this playlist, but it's what I'm listening to.)

He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia - Reba McEntire

Little Bribes - Death Cab for Cutie

Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

All the Right Moves - OneRepublic

Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé

Knocked Up - Kings of Leon

Full Steam - David Gray

Swoon - Imogen Heap

Party In the USA - Miley Cyrus

Electrify - MUTEMATH

Resistance - Muse

Oh No - Andrew Bird

Dance Anthem Of The 80's - Regina Spektor

Fireflies - Owl City

Falling - The Civil Wars

New York to California - Mat Kearney

Glass Of Water - Coldplay

Dance On Our Graves - Paper Route

I'm Coming Over - Ashley Monroe and Trent Dabbs

Happy Fall!

Let's discuss...Balloon Boy

If you haven't heard of the kid who possibly flew in a ballon, you have been living under a rock, or maybe up in a balloon. It captured the attention of the nation late last week. Recap: A Colorado boy was thought to have climbed into the "weather" balloon he and his father had been working on and flown away. Helicopters and other law enforcement followed the floating balloon until it landed and Lo! and Behold! nothing was in it but a bunch of hot air...the same thing that was in this story from the beginning.

It's now come out that it was a hoax, a stupid ploy some dumb father used to get on TV. Well he succeeded. My thought is...We know that he did it for the publicity so shouldn't we not give him what he wants? Why are we still talking about it? Hasn't he won? I think the obvious choice for punishment is to send this joker up in a weather balloon over the Colorado mountains and see what happens. Then make him so nervous that he throws up on national TV.

Listen, balloon boy dad. You really sucked this one up. You could have told everybody that you climbed into the balloon but instead you had the whole country worried about your little boy. Now we worry for him because we think you are incompetant in your parenting skills and possibly abusive....not to mention the fact that this poor kid will always be known as the kid who threw up on national TV and all for nothing....he didn't even really ride in the balloon. You've really screwed the pooch on this one.

Your friend,


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thoughts on It

Well, it has been a cool half month since last post on TWSS. I think I can speak for The Berge when I say I'm sorry. I can say that it's been a busy October so let's get started.

October is a fantastic month in general. It's been said it's the best month of all and I'd agree, mostly because of my birthday being on the 14th and the general awesomeness that comes along when September ends (insert GreenDay song here.)

Growing up, we had the Mississippi State Fair during October. What is my favorite thing about the fair? The taffy. Hands down. I got my parents to bring me up a box this past weekend and we got into the discussion of how to keep this delectable delight from pulling your teeth out. My solution? Sit on it. I do this for Now-N-Laters too. Apparently, telling people this obvious solution is not so good. I get strange looks. But I found out this weekend that my dad puts it in his pocket so I figure it must be hereditary.

As stated, Kay and Bob came up to visit this weekend. Actually they came up for a football game and I just happen to live here. It's the 2nd time in a month they've visited and I love it. (Side note...Isn't it funny how your relationship changes with your parents as you get older?) Friday night they took me and the Roomies out to dinner at a Nashville fave...Copper Kettle. This is the point that I got the box of taffy. The dinner was topped off with Bob giving each of us a piece of taffy and saying, "Here girls, put these in your pants." Laughter ensued, as it usually does. That Bob, so funny.

The Roomies and I then ventured over to The Sommet Center to see Kings of Leon, one of my personal faves. A huge thank you is in order to Haley and Lindsay who bought me these tickets for my birthday. Great seats, great music, so fun. I got a text from my mom as we left for the concert that said, "Have fun and don't get high." I had every intention of getting high that night but since Kay asked me not to, I didn't. Tonight someone told me that you can't get second-hand high if you've never been high. But this is from the same girl who refuted my claim that you can get mono from a toilet seat so I don't really believe her.

We went to the MSU/MTSU game Saturday where the Dawgs won...HAIL STATE! We froze and we won so that makes it fun. Losing would have totally changed the experience. Afterward, Kay, Bob, Haley and I went to J. Alexanders for dinner, then Baskin Robbins for dessert. While eating her chocolate chip ice cream cone, Kay asked, "This ice cream is good. What's the name of this place?" Yes, we do have Baskin Robbins in Mississippi. And for those of you who care, apparently bubble gum ice cream is in season now. I went a month ago and was told it was seasonal. See? That's what makes October so great!

We had houseguests this weekend from Birmingham. Wes (see posts here and here) and his friend Dayton came up to Music City for a few days. When I told Wes that I don't have any inspiration to blog, he told me my first blogging piece (isn't that what you called it, Wes?) was to be about them visiting. So here you go. I'm pretty sure these two know more about Broadway in downtown Nashville than I could ever know. I did hear mentions of 4 am, bachelorette party and Johnny Cash although I'm not sure how they all fit together. Glad you guys could stay.

Berge and Ish (FIRST MENTION ON TWSS!!!) came by for lunch today. This is a challenge to Amber to blog once a day everyday this week. I'll do it too.

So really you just got a play-by-play of the weekend. See? I'm lacking. OH!!!! I GOT STREP THROAT! For the first time in my 29 years, I succumbed to the childhood ailment that kept all of my friends home from school in elementary school. Now I know! But missing school was so much better than missing work. Probably because you couldn't get fired from school.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Your friend,