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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

Oh, there is so much that has been going on, I don't even know where to begin...

I am done with school until January 10th. Thank goodness! I know I passed my Biology final and the class itself, however, I don't know specific grades because the professor has yet to give them out. Lovely. I can't say I'm surprised. I'm really glad to be out of his class. He is the most disorganized, irresponsible teacher I have ever come across. His sloppy methods didn't hurt me so much, because I stayed ahead of the game. However, a lot of the other students were affected by his sloppy behavior and I feel that was just totally unfair to them. I was brutally honest about his methods and behavior in my student survey.

I just returned home on Sunday night from spending a week at the beach with Sarah's sister Amber. I had went to help her with her sons, Noah and Jack, because she was "about to pop" pregnant, uncomfortable and miserable. I had to come home Sunday because I started pre-season training for my job on Monday night, which is when Amber's beautiful baby girl decided to make her appearance. Figures...just my luck! lol

I'm going to be doing taxes at H&R Block this tax season and I am so stoked! I missed it terribly last year. But, because of the pre-season training schedule I may not be able to go to Tennessee for Christmas, which is definitely a bummer. Such is life, I guess.

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas...

We have our Christmas Tree put up :)


And we finally found a use for the empty fish tank, lol!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Festivities

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything substantial or worth reading. I've been busy studying hard core and preparing for Thanksgiving. This was my first Thanksgiving not eating dinner with my parents, and although I missed having my family around on Thanksgiving I still had a good time.

Melodie and Zack were out of school all week last week for Thanksgiving Break. Sarah's sisters, Amber and Hannah, their kids and Hannah's husband Spencer all got here on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the festivities. All together we had 11 adults and 7 children (between the ages of 2 and 9). We baked 1 turkey and fried 2 turkeys. I made stuffing (using my mom's recipe), giblet gravy (using my dad's recipe) and deviled eggs. We also had potato salad, homemade mac n cheese, brown rice, and crescent rolls. We definitely got our grub on, lol!

I ended up going with Amber back to her house in Myrtle Beach on Thanksgiving night. She had intended to spend the weekend, but realized she had an ob/gyn appt. Friday morning. So, I went home with her to help her with Jack (her 2 yr. old) and Black Friday shopping. She's already 1 cm. dialated, so I say she will have this one as early as she did Jack! Hannah and Spencer ended up joining us Friday afternoon. The kids had a blast playing and us adults spent the weekend playing cards and watching movies.

As far as school goes, I ended up dropping my 2nd Math class. I felt I just wasn't grasping the material as well as I would like to and decided it would benefit me more to take the class on campus versus online. I'm taking English, Psychology and my 2nd Biology class next semester, so the 2nd Math will have to wait until the summer semester at least, maybe even fall. I currently have a 99.7% in Biology and I take my final December 7th. Then I'm done until the next semester starts on January 11th. I can't wait!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet Me on Monday



1.  What is your favorite way to eat chicken? Grilled
2.  Have you decorated for Christmas yet? We put the tree up so far. 
3.  What is your favorite article of clothing? My hoody.
4.  Do you pay your bills online or write checks the old way? Online.
5.  Do you make Christmas cookies? Yes. I use an anise cookie recipe that my Grandma used.

Monday Movie Meme: Movies That Make You Want To Travel

This week's movie topic is all about Movies That Make You Want To Travel.

Movies transport us - from the theater or our couch into another part of the world or another place in time. We use them as a diversion - to escape. Every now and then, they inspire us to explore instead. Here are some movies that made us add a place to our travel wish list. Share on your blog the movies that made you want to get up and go, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Stealing: Questions a la Randomness, A Meme



What was the last thing you put in your mouth? A piece of gum.


How late did you stay up last night and why? Til about 3 a.m. because I was watching movies.


If you could move somewhere else, would you? No, I'm happy right where I'm at.


Have you ever been kissed under fireworks? Yup!


Do you believe ex’s can be friends? Sometimes...depends on the situation.


When was the last time you cried really hard? I couldn't tell you...


What items could you not go without during the day? My cell phone lol


Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? My Daddy


How do you feel about your life right now? I'm satisfied at the moment.


If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find? A couple messages from some old friends.


Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? Yup!


Has anyone ever called you perfect before? Sarcastically


Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m.: who do you want it to be? The one I want but can't have lol


Do you think too much or too little? Too much!


Do you believe in fairy tales? Not anymore.


Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work? Yup.


What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated? He was four years older.


Have you ever been on a blind date? Once...and it sucked!


Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? A few actually.


Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? Yup...in middle school lol I had the biggest crush on the student teacher.


What song do you want played at your funeral? 


Would you tell your parents if you were gay? Why not?


What would your last meal be before getting executed? A New York Strip


Do you walk around the house naked? Nope.


What do you do as soon as you walk in the house? Take my shoes off.


Who is the person you can count on the most? My Dad and Richard.


What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas.


Would you ever get plastic surgery? Why not?


Have you ever caught a fish? Yup!


What is the first thing you notice about people? Their overall appearance.


What is the farthest you’ve been from home? 1500 miles


How did you meet your spouse or significant other (or most recent one)? While working LOL


Where was the last place you drove (other than home/school/work)? The grocery store.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Movie Meme: The Worst Movie You've Ever Seen

This week's movie topic is all about The Worst Movie You've Ever Seen.

Movies, like much of life, are highly subjective. What I love, someone else hates. And vice versa. That's why there are so many choices out there. You can't please everyone. Here are our picks for the movies that did not please us at all. If we had to review them it would be a challenge to find a redeeming quality to talk about. Share on your blog the worst movie you've ever seen, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

Paranormal Activity (2009) - I really thought this movie was just stupid. The storyline lacks substance and credibility. I know scary movies are fantasy/fiction films, but this one fails to ignite the least bit of fear in me. It also fails to draw the viewer in and you wind up bored about 20 minutes into the film. However, if you happen to sit there and watch it long enough (as I did, since I was watching with some friends) curiousity will kick in and you will want to see the ending.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The 14 Question Meme



1. What do you consider your hometown to be? I was born in Wilkes Barre, PA and my mom's side of the family is still there, so I have been back there many of times in my 27 years of life but I spent my pre-teen and teenage years in Alabaster, AL so I consider both of them "home".


2. What’s the hardest part of your average day? Staying focused on homework.


3. The easiest? Why? Blogging or Facebooking, lol, because it's just so easy to "escape" in either one.


4. What beverage do you reach for to quench your thirst? green tea or flavored water


5. What is one not-so-secret goal you have for your life? I’ll let you keep your secret ones to yourself. To finish school.


6. What physical pain do you fear most? For example, I’m trying to decide how bad my jaw pain needs to get before I risk a potential needle from my dentist. So, for me, throbbing is preferable to jabbing. The pain of kidney stones.


7. Where do you find solace? In my bedroom lol


8. What makes you the saddest when you read/see the news? Anything related to death or war.


9. What do you eat for a favorite snack? ritz crackers with cream cheese


10. What movie could you/would you watch more than two or three times and still enjoy just as much as the first time? The Notebook


11. What boy/girl first made you cry? Oh goodness....I can't remember.


12. What brand of coffee/tea do you drink most often? Coffee - Foldgers. Tea - Lipton

13. Dig in the dirt with or without garden gloves? without....the gloves just get in my way.


14. James Taylor or Carly Simon? Carly Simon.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday 9: Watching the Wheels




1. What do you see when you are watching the wheels go round? It's always something different...

2. Do you watch reality shows? Which ones? Sometimes. Here lately I have been stuck on Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant.


3. What's your favorite all time reality show? Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List.


4. Do you feel "reality" shows are real or are they faked? I think a lot of them have stuff scripted into them for entertainment and ratings purposes. How little or how much varies on the show.


5. What does your personal neon sign say to the world? Open 24 Hours.


6. Ever seen a neon sign with certain letters burned out so that it said something unintended? I once passed a Waffle House who's neon sign said Waff Ho.


7. What gives you a headache? Could be a scent, a sound, someone's actions - anything. Excessive screaming.


8. What song, artist or album in your music collection would you pull out and play if you wanted to give your roommate/neighbors a huge, head-splitting headache? Britney Spears....only because I know how much they loathe her and that would make it much more interesting.


9. What do you do to relieve stress? Scrapbook, dabble in Paint Shop or anything else creative.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Eyebuydirect.com is AWESOME!

Mine and Sarah's Eyebuydirect.com order arrived in the mail on Monday. I can't put into words just how satisfied we are with our new glasses. We ordered during the buy one frame, get one frame free sale. Sarah got 4 frames and I got 3 frames since my lenses cost extra due to how strong my perscription is. For a total of 7 pairs of glasses, we paid $180!

I attempted to color my hair back to dark brown today, and it came out black! I'm kinda digging it. So, I'm gonna leave you with pictures of me wearing 2 out of 3 of my frames and my new hair :)

frame: Bari in Black/Clear

frame: Avignon in Blue

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween is OVER!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've been pretty busy between Halloween festivities and midterms. It's about to get even more hectic between Thanksgiving, Christmas Shopping, Christmas and Christmas Break. Dear God, I almost panic thinking about it all!

We carved pumpkins a couple weeks ago. I think I had just as much fun as the kids did! I had never actually carved a pumpkin myself. I had always watched my dad carve them each year. Unfortunately, our pumpkins didn't last until Halloween :(

Richard's Pumpkin. Awesome isn't it? It got dubbed the Thundercats Pumpkin lol

My Pumpkin. I chose one of the easiest designs in the book because I was scared of messing it up.

Sarah's Pumpkin

Mel's Pumpkin

Zack's Pumpkin

BB's Pumpkin

A better shot of my pumpkin.


We did our Trick or Treating here on Saturday. We had a total of seven kids between ages 2 and 9...they had a BLAST! We're all worn out and tired from the weekend, but it was all worth it. Sarah's sister, Hannah, did my face make up and it came out so so beautiful!

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it!

A work in progress...

All done!


Now, it's on to Thanksgiving!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Meet Me on Monday



1. Do you sleep with a night light on? No. I need the room to be dark so I can fall asleep. I do, however, sleep with the radio or iPod going.
2. What do you drink with dinner? Green Tea or flavored water....every once in a while I'll go for a soda.
3. Do you play the lottery? If so, how often? I buy a scratch ticket every once in a while.
4. How often do you go to the grocery store? Maybe once a week, and that's for milk & bread. All of the big stuff is bought in bulk at the beginning of the month from Sam's Club.
5. Would you rather travel back in time 500 years or travel forward 500 years? Forward...I'd like to see if the world is going to make it another 500 years.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm Still Alive

I know I haven't posted anything this week. I apologize. I just have a lot going on. Hopefully we can resume regularly scheduled programming soon :) For now, I leave you with this fantastic halloween-themed treat.


Me. Without make up, without my hair fixed. Scary, isn't it?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part Two Indeed!


26. Do you like someone? I like a lot of people...


27. The last song you listened to? Nelly ~ Just a Dream


28. What time of day were you born? 5:48 p.m.


29. What’s your favorite number? 7


30. Where did you live in 1987? New Hampshire


31. Are you jealous of anyone? No


32. Is anyone jealous of you? I have no idea


33. Where were you when 9/11 happened? Pennsylvania


34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Punch them


35. Do you consider yourself kind? Yes...sometimes a little too kind!


36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? I already have two tattoos...one on my shoulder and one on my lower back.


37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? French


38. Would you move for the person you loved? Most definitely


39. Are you touchy feely? Very much so


40. What’s your life motto? Everything happens for a reason.


41. Name three things that you have on you at all times? Purse, cell phone and a bottled drink


42. What’s your favourite town/city? Myrtle Beach


43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Food at Burger King while we were on the  road this afternoon.


44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Sometime last year.


45. Can you change the oil on a car? yes


46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her? I still talk to them.


47. How far back do you know about your ancestry? not very far.


48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? I can't remember. But, it was probably for a wedding or funeral.


49. Does anything hurt on your body right now? My head.


50. Have you been burned by love? Haven't we all?

Another Weekend in Tennessee

I did another quick trip to Tennessee with Richard and the boys this weekend. We left here about 5:30 p.m. Friday and got home about the same time today. The boys got to see their mom and I got to see my family.

My Dad cried as soon as I walked into his room Friday night. It broke my heart! I hung out with him for a little while and let him check out my new laptop. Then we started to watch Iron Man 2 together since he hadn't seen it yet, but I ended up having to bail on him because I was tired.

Saturday was pretty laid back. My Mom had to work for a few hours. I went to dinner at Olive Garden with her, Drew and Richard for a belated birthday dinner. I indulged in 2 Chocolate Martini's since I wasn't driving lol. Drew also let it slip to the waitress that it was my birthday and I ended up with a slice of chocolate raspberry cake with a candle in it. I had a lot of fun, but I ate way way way too much food!

After dinner, Richard and I went and hung out at Drew's for a little bit and played some ps3. Richard bailed for bed and Drew and I went shopping at Walmart because it was so flippin cold to me in Tennessee and all I had brought with me was a thin sweater. So, I ended up getting a hooded jacket and 2 blouses I found on the clearance rack. The only color they had the jacket in my size was white. It's going to be so hard to keep it clean!

After Walmart, Drew took me back to my parents' house. My brother, Jake, and I hung out for a little bit. I let him check out my laptop and add some music from my iTunes to his iTouch. I also go to mark off one of the items on my 101 list when we took our photo together.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Fill-ins




1. Wow, it's been so comfortable outside.


2. The fall season is just so beautiful.


3. My favorite way to start a day is with a cup of coffee.


4. My room mate came home from the grocery store and she walked in the door holding a pumpkin.


5. I look out my window and see the front yard.


6. School and homework is what I've been thinking about lately.


7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to arriving in Kingsport, TN., tomorrow my plans include spending time with my family and Sunday, I want to come home and study!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Thunks: The Man in the Moon

1. It's election time. The moon is currently waxing crescent and is 37% full. What do you do to decide who to vote for? I just moved and I'm not registered here, so I guess I'm not voting this time...


2. Everybody is afraid of something. Do you play a musical instrument? I played Violin in middle and high school.


3. Everyone loves some kind of music. What is an irrational fear that you have? I fear the creepy crawly bugs and rodents.


4. Back to politics. Who do you think will be next president after Obama whether he gets a second term or not? Probably Hilary Clinton


5. What is the most unusual piece of furniture that you own? I can't say that I have any unusual pieces of furniture...


6. Everybody gets angry at times. When was your last time and what did it concern? Yesterday. My room mate was being an asshole and it was my birthday!


7. Do you have cousins? If yes, are you or have you been close? I have A LOT of cousins (my mom is the youngest out of 15 kids! and my dad is the 2nd of 4!) and I'm close or have been close to some and there's some I don't even really know :(


8. What was the last song that you sang in the shower? Chris Brown ~ Deuces...it's catchy!


9. What question would you like me to ask next week? If Noelle has 12 fish and 3 drown, how many fish does she have left?


10. What's in your left pocket right now? I'm wearing my pj's right now and they don't have a left pocket.


11. When was the last time that you laughed till you cried? A couple days ago.


12. What song would you like played at your funeral? I don't know...I haven't really given it a lot of thought.


13. How did you discover Thursday Thunks the first time that you played? Through The Daily Meme

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

I turned 27 today, and I have mixed emotions about it. It seems like life is quickly passing me by, and there's nothing I can really do about that except go with the flow. 30 will be here before I know it! I'm a little bummed out about the fact that I am now the age my mother was when she gave birth to me, yet here I am single and childless. I know everything will happen for me when the time is right...I'm just impatient lol!

These are some photos from today. Please excuse the fact that the date on my camera is off!




Monday, October 11, 2010

Get up to 50% off at Lane Bryant through October 18th

I'm not sure if any of you guys are considered plus size like me or know anyone that is, but I figured I'd pass along this awesome opportunity so that more people can take advantage of it before it ends.

I went shopping at the Lane Bryant in the mall this weekend and got $345.00 worth of clothing for $172.50!! Usually when I spend $170 at Lane Bryant I'm walking out with a pair of pants, a new blouse and a bra. This weekend I got 2 blouses, a sweater, 2 pairs of jeans, a sleepwear set and a bra and panties set.

Lane Bryant is holding a Fall Wardrobe Event. You'll save 25% when you spend $50.00, 40% when you spend $100.00 and 50% when you spend $250.00 or more. This sale is available both in store and online. If you decide to shop online, simply enter 025408041 at checkout for your discount.

Meet Me on Monday



1.  Do your pants get hung on a hangar or folded? Folded.
2.  If you are stranded on an Island, what 3 things would you need to have with you (not including humans or electronic devices)? 
  • My makeup/hygiene bag.
  • Clothes
  • Bottles of Fruit2O in any flavor
3.  Where is the farthest you have ever traveled to? New Mexico
4.  Do you live in a house, trailer or apartment, etc.? a house
5.  What is your most hated household chore? Most definitely dishes...thank god for the dishwasher!!



Monday Movie Meme: Fall

This week's movie topic is all about Fall.

There are lots of movies set in the fall because directors love the beauty of the turning leaves. But the script writers also love the events that we celebrate during this season which lend themselves naturally to a good story. Here are some examples we came up with. Share on your blog a sampling of fall flicks, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part One (perhaps)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Boy, is my hair bright or what?


2. How much cash do you have on you? $20


3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? Floor.


4. Favorite planet? ummm Earth? it's the only one I've ever been to!


5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? My mom.


6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? Nelly - Just a Dream


7. What shirt are you wearing? My new pajama top that I got today.


8. Do you label yourself? No, I'm not a fan of labels


9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? I'm not wearing any shoes.


10. Bright or Dark Room?  Neither. I kinda like it in between.


11. Did you do anything to celebrate John Lennon's 70th yesterday? No


12. What does your watch look like? It's black with Tinkerbell on the face.


13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching a movie.


14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? Cool. I'm watching a movie.


15. Where is your nearest 7-11? We don't have 7-11 here :(


16. What’s a word that you say a lot? As much as I hate to admit it...the f bomb.


17. Who told you he/she loved you last? My mom.


18. Last furry thing you touched? I don't know...a teddy bear maybe?


19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? None.


20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? None...I've gone completely digital.


21. Favorite age you have been so far? 21


22. Your worst enemy? Junk food.


23. What is your current desktop picture (extra points if you post it.)? I have a halloween theme that rotates between 4 or 5 different ones.


24. What was the last thing you said to someone? Okay, I'll be there in a minute.


25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? A million bucks.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Some Photos of Me from Today






Saturday 9: Hush


1. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? Definitely more of a talker! I've always been a bit on the talkative side.

2. Do you take compliments well? It depends on who it's coming from and if it's genuine.

3. Are you judgmental? I try really hard not to be, but there's some situations and circumstances where it can't be helped.

4. Do you think more about the past, present or future? I tend to focus more on the present and how the choices I am making in the present are going to affect my future. 

5. What do you hate? Hate is such a strong word! I dislike a lot of things. Doing dishes would be at the top of that list...

6. Use three words to describe yourself. Outgoing, spontaneous, dedicated

7. Do you celebrate Halloween? Explain: Yes. I love decorating the house and passing out candy to trick or treaters. I love taking my nieces and nephews trick or treating as well. I've been known to dress up in a costume, but I haven't done that in a few years.

8. If you were mixing up a witches brew, what would be in it? I have no idea. I don't even know where to begin.

9. If you're in a room with two beds, which one do you sleep on? The one closest to a window or a door.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Fill-ins


1. My favorite month is October because of Halloween and my birthday.

2. I love sitting on the beach during the fall months and feeling a fresh breeze.

3. I love to sniff the new "fall themed" air fresheners we got for the house.

4. Warm cinnamon rolls is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast.

5. The hobby I enjoy most is blogging.

6. Pumpkins, witches and ghosts oh my!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chillin out, tomorrow my plans include going shopping and Sunday, I want to study and relax!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mat101 is Officially OVER!

I took my final this evening and got a 91%, making my final course grade a 91.4% which is a B. I really wanted an A, but I will settle for the B. It's definitely better than just passing.

Mat102 begins Monday and ends in December when the fall semester ends. I'm hoping it goes just as smoothly as Mat101 did.

P.S. This is my first official post on my NEW LAPTOP!!!

Thursday Thunks: Sneaking Out

1. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who were you meeting and why? My high school sweetheart so that we could jump the fence and go swimming in the near by apartment complex's pool and go joy riding afterwards. Gosh, was I so young and dumb...lol


2. Tell us about the last time that you got your heart broken. Extra points if you publish their naked photo. I don't have their naked photo, or I'd about do it....But, the last time I had my heart broken was when I discovered the man I'd been talking to/ dating was married. I wrote about it here. Silly me was actually falling for the bastard.


3. Tell us about someone you know named Bob. (Yes, we know this is a stupid question. Stupid is what we do best.) My best friend's dad's name is Bob. He's also been my boss. He's a cool dude.


4. We just found the perfect retail space. We are giving you the store. What’s its name and what do you sell? I name it Bottoms Up and sell really strong shots of liquor. LOL j/k I have no earthly clue...


5. Tell us about your last “friend with benefits". Ugh. Do I have to? I got my heart broke there, too...


6. Kimber worries a lot. What was the last this that you worried about? The bills.


7. Do you believe “once a cheater, always a cheater”? No, I believe a small fraction of idiots actually learn a lesson when they mess up.


8. Tell us about moving out of your parent’s home. Who did you move in with? Which time? I've moved out and went back a few times, for various reasons.


9. What was your most recent regret? I honestly can't think of one. I've always maintained the policy of not regretting anything because at one point or another it was what I wanted.


10. Berleen recently ranted on face book about having to got to parent-teacher conferences when your child has great grades. What was the stupidest meeting that you most recently endured? None recently.


11. Do you collect anything? Anything Tinkerbell


12. Has anyone ever told you that you were in the wrong job? In high school when I worked in fast food....I was told I was too smart to be working there lol


13. Is there something that you’d like to complete before the end of 2010? Pass my classes with B's or better.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Random Thoughts Occupying Space in My Brain at the Current Moment

It's after midnight. Sarah and I had class tonight and I'm mentally exhausted. However, it's been a little bit since I've posted anything other than memes or hops. I even took a break from those over the weekend so that I could study for this week's Algebra final. Without further ado, here are some things I've been wanting to discuss on my blog...in no particular order.


  • My Biology teacher is seriously starting to get on my nerves. He's always a good 20 minutes late to class and covers the material at a painfully slow rate. Here we are about half way through the semester and we just now completed Chapter 5 of a 27 Chapter course pack. We'll never get the course pack completed by the semester's end. I have 3 more Biology courses to take after this one, and even if we don't get all of the material covered in this class I know I will be fine as I progress on. But, how is this fair to any of my class mates or myself? We have class twice per week for 15 weeks. 20 mins late per class, 2 times a week is 40 minutes less class time per week. 40 minutes per week for 15 weeks is 600 minutes, or 10 hours, of class time lost for the semester. That's a lot! Not to mention those times that he's more than 20 minutes late...

  • My student loan check should be here tomorrow (hopefully!), but definitely by the end of the week at the very latest. I'm uber excited! New laptop, here I come...

  • My birthday is next Tuesday...BOO! I don't wanna get any older *lol* Can I go back to 21?
Well, I think that was everything...for now at least.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet Me on Monday




1. What is the best dish you can make? That's a toss up between Cheeseburger Cassarole, Chicken Cassarole and Chicken and Dumplings.
2. How often do you change your sheets? About every 2 weeks
3. What is the longest car trip you have ever taken? When I lived in Alabaster, AL I drove to my hometown of Wilkes Barre, PA....935 miles about 17 hours!!
4. What is your favorite fruit? Pineapple
5. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner...yum!

Monday Movie Meme: The Supernatural

This week's movie topic is all about the Supernatural.

Share on your blog favorite movies with those witchy, surreal, psychic or alien happenings, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Semi-Hiatus

I will not be participating in the hops this weekend due to the fact that I have some major studying to do. Sorry folks! I just don't think it's fair to obligate myself to a hop when I know I'm not going to have the time to visit anyone elses pages. I'm hoping to find time to squeeze in the Saturday 9, but no promises.

Online classes at FDTC are only 8 weeks long, and I am in week 7 of school. So, that means I have an Algebra final next week. Not to mention the last chapter's worth of homework and a Final Exam Review also due for a grade.

I had a test in Algebra 4 days ago and scored a 93%. As of right now, I have a 92% in Algebra and  95% in Biology. Biology is an on campus class, so I won't be done with it until mid December. Algebra ends next Friday, and I start the next Algebra on October 11th.

It's been a long day and I'm exhausted. I'm going to finish the last of this set of problems and go to bed.

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Thunks: Stupid Questions by Kimber

101. When was the last time you went to the doctor? Do you like your doctor? March 1st for my follow up on my ankle fracture. That doctor was pretty cool, but now that I've moved I don't have a "regular" doctor, yet.


201. My back is itching, will you scratch it for me? Only if you'll scratch mine for me...


301. Do you have nice handwriting? I'm told all the time that I do.


401. We are sending you to either New Zealand or Canada, which one do you choose? Canada.


501. Do you sing in the shower? Of course....didn't you know that everyone sounds like Mariah Carey in the shower?


601. Have you ever been streaking? If so, how far did you streak and did anyone see you? Not that I can recall....there are a couple drunken nights I can't remember so I'm not ruling out streaking as a possible offense *lol*


701. How soon is too soon for Christmas decorations and music playing in the stores? Anytime before Thanksgiving.


801. If you celebrated Halloween as a kid what was the costume you wore at 5? I was a bumble bee.


901. How many cavities have you had in your life? Uno


1001. Berleen and Bud come to Arizona to visit Kimber. Who do you think will decide it's too hot here first? Bud. Women can handle heat better LMAO


1101. Who do you think will ask TT questions next week? ME!! lol

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Meme?

I am thinking about starting/hosting my very own meme, but I want to know how much of an interest there is before I start organizing it.

I would do it on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If I do it on Tuesdays, I'm going to call it either Time Warp Tuesday or Time Travel Tuesday. If I do it on Wednesdays, I'm going to call it Way Back Whensday.(I know I spelled Wednesday wrong on purpose, a play on "Way Back When")

Either way, it's going to be a simple meme. Anyone who wants to participate will make a post on their blog with something from their past. It can be a photo, an old blog or journal entry, a picture of a favorite childhood movie or toy, etc. Just as long as it's from the past.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Meet Me on Monday




1.  How many TV’s do you have in your home? Four
2.  What is on your bedside table (nightstand)? A fan, a lamp and a book
3.  How many pair of shoes do you own? Maybe 5 or 6 here. I have quite of few pairs still at my mom's house in Tennessee
4.  Can you change a flat tire? Yup, but I hate doing it lol
5.  Do you prefer sweet treats or salty treats? Most definitely sweet!

Monday Movie Meme: Heists and Capers

This week's movie topic is all about Heists & Capers.

Share on your blog favorite heist & caper movies, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Sunday Stealing: The "I've Been Tagged" Meme


1. Where are you from? Born in Wilkes Barre, PA and raised all over the eastern U.S. lol

2. If you could live any place in the world, where would you live? Right here where I'm living at now.

3. What's your favorite blog? I'll check them out of course! Oh, I have so many!

4. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve? Whenever someone doesn't use proper capitalization or punctuation.

5. What's your favorite TV show this season? I need a new show! :) Teen Mom on MTV

6. What's your favorite 'down' time {nothing computer related}? Playing ps3

7. Are you a parent? If so, what's your favorite thing to do with your children? Not a parent yet, but an Auntie to some amazing kids that I love playing ps3 and watching movies with!

8. What about your blog, have you considered changing? Nothing at the moment, but that's subject to change lol

9. What do you do for a living (if you work outside the home or if you work at home)? I'm currently a student.

10. What is your favorite song at the moment? What is your favorite song ever? At the moment it's Just a Dream by Nelly. Ever is Come Together by The Beetles.

11. What is your favorite niche TV channel to watch? Lifetime

12. If you could have any career, what would it be and why? Reality TV star....at least then I could be paid for everyone having their noses in my business and starting drama in my life.

13. What is your favorite outfit? I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl.

14. If you could tell your teenage self something, what would you say? Don't eat the fruit in the bottom of the punch bowl.

15. What is your favorite recipe? Cheeseburger Cassarole

16. What is the funniest joke you've ever heard? Oh my, it's just not appropriate for my family friendly blog lol

17. What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Any beach. I love the ocean.

18. What are you most excited about with fall here? My birthday lol and Halloween

19. Did you envision yourself to be where you are today ten years ago? If not, what did you envision? Not even close...lol! I figured I'd be married with kids by now. I've procrastinated I guess.

20. If money were no object, what would your dream house look like? 3 stories, 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished basement, 3 car garage.

21. What is your all-time favorite Disney movie? Aladdin

22. What blog do you think isn't getting enough notice? Mine lol

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday 9: Just Like Me


1. Who in your life do you think behaves and thinks the most like you do? As much as I hate to admit it, my younger sister.

2. As a kid, were you ever wrongly accused (and punished, if it went that far) for something you didn't do? If so, what was it? What happened? I was accused of cheating on a test in elementary school because the kid beside me kept talking to me during the test. I never spoke back, but I didn't tell on them either. So, when the teacher heard them talking to me she took both of our papers and gave us both zeros even though our answers didn't match.

3. What about as an adult, were you ever wrongly accused for something you didn't do?? Do you think it's worse to be accused as a child or an adult? Why/why not? More than I would like to admit. I think it's worse as a child. At least as an adult you can defend yourself.

3. What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced? We've caught the tail end of a couple hurricanes in New Hampshire.

4. If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be and why?  Australia

5. Instead of going to work Monday, if you could spend the entire day doing something else--any one or two things that you absolutely love doing--what would you do? Hang out at the beach.

6. What sites (other than meme sites) do you use most to help you post on your blog? Mostly memes and hops, as well as giveaways and sponsored posts.

7. Check out a post on your blog from six months ago (March 2010) and tell us what is different now about your blog and/or life? This blog didn't start until May.

8. What was the last photograph you took? A pic of BB with my phone.

9. Which fashion trend do you believe is the most horrendous and why? Anything Lady Gaga started.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aladdin Do The Reuse Challenge

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever wondered how our busy life styles affect the environment? I know when I was working every day, it was part of my daily routine to stop at the gas station each morning for a cup of coffee. More often than not, I was also stopping by a fast food restaurant on my way back to work after the daily run to the bank for lunch. Sure, neither one of these actions seem all that harmful. However, they do add up. That is why Aladdin is offering it's Do The Reuse Challenge, a 30 day commitment to give up disposable paper cups, water bottles and food containers.

Did you know?... 

● Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year.
● In the United States, 50 billion disposable water bottles are consumed per year; 137,000 per day; 1,585 per second.
● It costs about $165 a year to make drip coffee at home versus $636 to buy drip coffee at your local café.
● Unless we change our habits, 23 billion paper coffee cups will be thrown out in 2010.
● Nine dollars will generally cover a decent lunch out. If you buy rather than pack a lunch five days a week, you shell out about $2,350 a year.

Please join me in accepting the Do The Reuse Challenge. I'm going to start by taking my own reusable water bottle or cup of coffee with me to school and by packing my own meals and snacks in reusable containers. Don't worry if you don't have any reusable containers because once you accept the Do The Reuse Challenge, you are eligible to receive discounts and free shipping on select products from Aladdin.

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Thursday Thunks: What's in a Name?

1. We are changing your name. You have no choice. You get to pick it, but we must approve it. You must have a good reason. Ok, what is the name and reason? Oh this is a hard one! I really like my name. I think it fits me and my unique personality. But, since I have no choice.....Ainsley. I really like the name  and it's unique as well.


2. I say Shotgun, you say? I'm driving! lol


3. We are sending you away. Africa or Mexico? Africa. It just seems so much more unique and exotic.


4. When you're home alone, do you still close the door when you use the restroom? Most definitely.....you never know when everyone else is going to decide to come home.


5.  Berleen told me that I have to ask a mean question. Tell us about a horrible memory. My cousin caught my fingers in the hinges of the bathroom door when I was like 3 or 4. So traumatic!


6. What are your plans for October? School, my birthday and Halloween. Nothing concrete yet.


7. Is there anyone that you regret ever meeting? Not at all. I'm a firm believer that everyone comes into your life for a reason.


8. You have 3 months left to live, what do you do? Spend as much time with my close friends and family as possible.


9. You wake up in an unfamiliar place, what is your first reaction? Whoa....how much alcohol did I drink last night?


10. Your phone rings at 4am, just before you kill this person, who do you expect it would be? A family member or close friend...and they better be sick, hurt or in trouble to be ringing my phone at 4 a.m.


11. You're having a bad day, what one thing can make your day better? Bryson telling me "You're bootiful". That little boy just melts my heart.


12. You are doing a meme written by the blogosphere's shadiest character. Is there anything else that you should be doing right now? Not really...sleeping, maybe?


13. If money were not a problem, (and it never is, right? Yes, I stole this f$%*ing question. Sue me.) where would you like to live? I was asked this question a few months ago when I was still in Tennessee and I said South Carolina. Well, I'm here now so I got what I wanted :o)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hip, hip, HOORAY!!

Last night in Biology class, the Professor surprised us with an awesome oppritunity. Since there were some people that missed last Thursday's class and still needed to take the in class/written part of our exam, he gave those of us that had already taken it the choice of either going home or staying and taking the written exam he was about to give as a re-take.

Since Sarah was in class, I would have had to sit at the school regardless. Plus, I had failed the written part. He said he would take the best grade out of the 2, so I had nothing to lose.

The re-take was 4 essay questions. I took my time and I was the last person to turn my in. I was afraid I hadn't included enough information to get full credit for the last question, but I was wrong. I got a 100%! So, that brings my overall grade on the test to a 97% and my overall grade in Biology so far to a 95.5%. I am on cloud nine!

Surprise Me! Secret Santa Gift Exchange


Surprise Me! Secret Santa Gift Exchange is a gift exchange/swap for blogger's.

Each participating blog will be a Secret Santa & also receive a gift from a Secret Santa. There are No Sponsors for this event, it's just like one big office party. After you receive your gift you can tell everyone all about it on your blog.

$15 gift(s) + shipping = $20.00

Each Secret Santa will spend $15 on their gift. This can be one item or multiple items that total $15. We want everyone to enjoy the swap and their gift so we have added category choices for you to choose from on the sign up. This way it helps the Secret Santa have an idea of what you like and so that everyone enjoys their gifts.

Sign up will be open for 2 weeks and will end on Wednesday October 6th.

If you are interested in participating in the Secret Santa Gift Exchange simply:
Fill out the form and we will add you to the list. After you sign up snag the button and let your readers know that you are participating & that they can too.

After sign up closes they will notify everyone by email to let them know : Who to ship to, What gift idea they like, When to ship by & Where to ship gift to. No one will know who is who's Secret Santa is so shh.. it's top secret :)



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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