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i guess that’s why they call it the blues

Who sounds like a broken record?

I sound like a broken record!

For the four thousandth time- I’m sorry for not keeping up with you guys. You were so sweet and encouraging over the whole family awkwardness situation and here I am not thanking you personally on your blogs!

I thought for sure I’d be a great blog friend and go back and make up for the last month, but you know what? I can’t. Because I suck. I’m pretty sure that’s why. Anyway- I figure I’ll just start fresh with blogging and reading blogs next week. Oh- and this time (unlike the last two times I’ve said similar crap) I actually mean it.

You know what’s the funniest part of all? I’m probably the only person that is annoyed with myself about not being a good psycho internet friend. The rest of you are probably like, “What? You haven’t been reading? Huh- I didn’t even notice… Who are you again??” ha ha.

For my own personal sainity, I’m turing off comments today. smile

Anyway, I had a great weekend in Texas! I don’t want to share too much yet because I don’t have any pictures on my computer yet, not to mention Theresa was the only one of us that consistently took pictures! So, I’ll have to write more on my girl’s weekend in my next post when I’m able to link to Theresa’s pictures (BTW- Theresa, I forgot to take a picture of retired blogger Sarah’s holy toliet! Bummer...)

Now, however, it’s time to pack up.

This trip has been insane. I went from Kuwait

to Minneapolis, from Minneapolis
To Dallas. From Dallas
home. From home to
Tulsa. From Tulsa back home
l l
l l
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From home
to Will’s grandparent’s, and then back home.
l l
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and then back to his grandparent’s house
and then back home- (and I’m tired of trying to make a circle). And then to Dallas
and then to Phoenix
and then back to Dallas
and then back home.
and then to Dallas A-FREAKING-GAIN. Well- actually Ft. Worth, but you get my picture.
and then back home.

Okay- I’m getting a little out of control here, but you see my crazy trip brought to the internet. It’s been craziness, and although I’m dreading the thought of going back to work (I’ve been getting emails from a coworker and just when I thought things couldn’t get worse- ha!- they did), I’m ready to go back and see our doggies and have our own space.

I am really dreading this return. Granted, I always lament returning, but this time it will be so much harder because of work. I still have to fill you all in on all that’s going on soon. It’s bad guys. I’ve had a few weeks to take it all in and sort of mull it all around and I say I’m over it all, but the real test will be once I sit down at my desk my first day back. I have troubles with letting things roll off my back, but if I’m to survive that’s what I truly need to do- be a stinkin’ duck.


So I think I’ve covered all the restaurants I’ve been missing, I’ve been to Walmart a few times, I’ve mindlessly watched TV… I think I did pretty much everything I wanted to do while on vacation- in addition to all our running around to different states, that is! However, it doesn’t make it any easier. I know you guys watch me pour all over myself each time my vacation ends, but in a way, it’s a bit of a draining experience. It’s so easy to get accustomed to a “normal” life back home and all the wonderful things that go along with living in the States, and it’s easy to get those vacation blues knowing it will be a long time before I’m back enjoying these things.

It makes my heart feel bad. I hate the vacation blues.

So please don’t mind me- I’m just sulking. I’ll probably sulk for an entire week and be all pouty and unbearable to be around- but you’ve been warned. Luckily, most of my sulking will occur when I have no computer access and am on a plane, so let’s cross our fingers that you get me once I’ve achieved the acceptance phase of my grief.

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m still here. More interesting information to come! I just felt the need to blow the dust off my poor blog. That terrible post about my inlaws was still up and it was growing cob webs. I look forward to catching up soon.

Beating the blues,

Brittny <3

Checking In.  (A Crappy “Teaser” Post)

Again with the stink bomb timing me (and all that other crap I droned on for 22 minutes about in my last post). I can’t talk long but just felt the need to check in and say hello to all you guys who have been so sweet and reading even though I’ve been a bad friend as of late.

Lots to talk about soon. I got some bad news about things at work and unfortunately I don’t have time to elaborate right now. It’s left me wondering what God’s plan is for me, and what He wants me to do. Remember the verse about “light and momentary troubles?” That’s sort of how I’m feeling. In fact- that might be the title of the forthcoming post. Hopefully I’ll be able to share all of that very soon. Please just say a prayer if the Lord brings me to your mind.

I hope you guys had a great Christmas. Ours was nice, and I’m sad that it’s over. Now we look forward to new years. We will be celebrating in Phoenix this year! Will is very excited about the OU game, and I am too!

I’ve truly been thinking of you often. Is it weird to say that I miss you? Well if it is, I guess I’m weird, because I do. I genuinely feel as though I’ve got this really special secret set of friends that I get to know through each day’s posts. I miss you guys. Funny how being closer in proximity to you guys has made me farther away. Once my in-laws go back to a regular schedule in January, I should have more time to keep up with you guys.

Lots to write soon, but I have to go for now. Have a wonderful weekend! <3

The Neighborhood Block Party- A Series of Short Posts 17 October 2007

Hmm… do I feel a multiple posting session in my future today?

I’m thinking yes.

Want to know something funny? The Stillwater, Oklahoma person is someone I know, but it’s someone other than who I was thinking (thank God!). What a small world. Megan, I had no idea you guys were in Stillwater. How great. I’m sure you love to be so close to OSU for game days (I’m throwing up a little as I type that).

I also want to say hi to some new friends! Hello to:

Mel (I hope your work day went okay),

Lydia (We <3 Texas and will probably end up there one day. I hope you and the little one have a good day!),

Amanda (Yay! Another football fan’s wife! Mizzou is a great football team and I bet they end up representing the North for the Big 12 game. If you ever start that blog let me know!),

Anna (Boomer Sooner! We’re hopefully going to follow the Sooners to their bowl game this year. Maybe we’ll see you there!), and

Jill (Jill! I wondered what had happened to you! You’ll definitely have to start blogging again now that you have a little one on the way! Congrats to you and Donnie!!)

That was fun. So we have new friends now guys.

Okay. I need to start working (I have a post all about that later today)!

More to come today…

posted in Blogging,Lucy & Ethel bullet permalink bullet 10.17.2007

National “No One Told Me 3 October Was Delurk Day So I’m Having it on 16 October” Day!


Yeah, so what’s up with that!?

Did you guys know The Great Delurk Day was October 3rd?


Granted, there’s probably like 10 of these days throughout the year, because really, who regulates a “national day” devoted to delurking?

Anyhow, I didn’t participate in last year’s great “delurk” post and vowed to myself I wouldn’t miss the next Delurk day.

(yes, I really vowed. I stood tall and proud and proclaimed that surely I would not miss out on 2007 National Delurk Day.

Then I saluted my computer.)

So I don’t freaking CARE that I’m 13 days late. It’s delurk day, darnit! I said so!

So, you guys know what to do. Leave a comment (click on “share the love") and come out of your lurking state. Let’s be friends!

That’s all you have to do! So easy!

Just say hi! (<- see! We even talked about how easy saying "hi" is in yesterday's post! I was just getting you guys warmed up to the idea to do the same and I didn't even know it!) Where are you from? What do you do? Any weird habits? Any embarrassing moments?

Piece of cake!

I'm particularly interested in all my Okie friends that visit. Stillwater, Oklahoma who are you? I'm having terrible nightmares that you're someone I know. Please, please I urge you- prove me wrong! ha ha

I'm also curious about the Kuwait readers. I know my sister P is one, but who are all you other people? Delurk!

I look forward to your responses. I've really been wondering who some of you are and I finally look forward to finding out-

So don’t let me down!

To be fair- afterall, I’m “forcing” you to delurk- you can ask me questions too since I’m asking you some. I’ll answer them tomorrow


PS-To all you you guys that didn’t celebrate Delurk Day on 3 October either, we can make this our day. smile

What are you doing still reading? DELURK ALREADY!


posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 10.16.2007

Total Heresy











You Can’t Rush Quality

Do you ever wonder why you post?

Take today, for example. I spent my entire work day writing.

Writing, writing, writing.

Why in the world would I want to sit down and write something else?

Why do we post? Why do we write stuff when writing is what we do all day? Therapy? Obligation? Fun?

Who do we do this for? We sit at work all day long pushing paper for “the man” and then sit down all over again to post. Do we do this for ourselves? For our blog friends?

I guess it’s all of the above depending on the day and circumstance. I guess today I feel like I’m writing out of sheer obligation. I have absolutely nothing to talk about, yet sometimes I feel this is yet another “task” in my daily duties.  I love posting and would consider it a hobby, but do you ever wonder why you feel the need to post sometimes? I do.

Then again, I’m probably the only one who thinks about all this stuff because I worry about everything. E-VER-Y thing.

Today I had a bit of a revelation: You (generally) can’t rush quality. Unfortunately the majority of people I’m surrounded by don’t agree. I joked with someone about this very point todoay. Just think- if Da Vinci was rushed to complete the Mona Lisa she might have been smiling with big crusty yellow teeth- and while I’m sure people would stand in front of the portrait and stare for hours on end, I’m pretty positive it wouldn’t be for the same reasons they do now. Or Britney Spears. Do you think “Gimme More” would be the sheer genius it is because she rattled off the lyrics in about two minutes flat? I think not!

Okay- kidding about the Britney Spears thing. How dare I use her name and Da Vinci in the same paragraph right!?

Anyway, I was trying to think of a nice way to write that to someone… I couldn’t think of one. I should just use that, huh? Especially the Britney Spears thing. They would LOVE that.


Sort of.

The girl I work with is on vacation. You know what? I think she planned her trip on purpose. I think she had a secret meeting with the Powers That Be and paid them to tell her when things would be busy. Do you guys have coworkers that do that too? Man, I gotta get the number for those guys. I would have planned a vacation too! I feel a little jipped. If you guys have that number, share the love.

The fact that my family will be vacationing in Oman for Eid this weekend doesn’t help either. Did you know Oman is supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world? Um, little jealous. I think they must have called those Powers That Be guys too. Darn it! I’m telling you- I gotta get that number! Oh- and we get Molly. Boz and Lucy were excited to hear that. You say the word “Molly” and their ears perk and they start jumping around and getting all silly. It’s freaking ADORABLE. It’s like when I hear the word, “Will” only I don’t slobber as much as the pups do.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got. I need to go home and get out of writing mode. What a quality-filled post!


<3 More to come…

Honestly? This is Most Boring Post I’ve EVER (yes, EVER) Written. Ever. Period.

I feel completely uninspired today.

What a WONDERFUL way to begin a post, if I do say so myself.

Uninspired. Yet, for some silly reason, I feel completely obligated to this blog and the fact that





It’s as if last night I got all dolled up and met my blog at the altar to exhange vows. I think I said something about, “I will update you from now until all eternity.”

Then we danced to “Keeper of the Stars” while everyone watched and ate bad buffet food.

Crazy aunt Margie totally got down to Super Freak too. Oh my gosh, it was freaking hilarious.

My blog looks pretty darn good in a tux, by the way. Although, blog, I wouldn’t have gone with the bowtie.

Mrs. M, can I use my blog marriage pictures for the album you’re putting together?

Okay, okay, enough stupidity for one day.

If you dare:

Awesome Autumn Fun!!

Uh- Jenny? Am I doing this too early?

If I am- I’m sorry! I saw a couple other people posted theirs so I thought I’d follow suit!

Plus, who isn’t excited about Awesome Autumn, right? smile

Before I begin, you must be warned that I recently got a new phone with a really great camera.

That’s all I’ll say. You’ll understand the warning soon enough.

I was so excited to receive my AA gift this past Tuesday. My gift came from a good friend of mine too- so that made me all the more excited to open my gifts!

RJ- you kept a good secret!

Want to know something crappy!? RJ did a beautiful job making all these super cute labels to go along with my gifts- but sadly I’m not at home and I’m trying to recall what everything stood for in the AUTUMN acronym. AND- instead of waiting to post when I got home like a normal person would, I just have to post now.

Makes sense, right?

So RJ, my love, I’m sorry I’m killing the acronym you created. Please have mercy.

Okay- let’s get on with the post.

I received some really great gifts from RJ. The fact that she knows me made my gift really sweet and personal. For instance she got me “A” book on the “wholy” land (remember? I can’t say the “h” word because the government flags that sort of stuff) since she knows I’ll be in the area this fall.


She also got me the “U"ltimate cheesecake recipe. Uh-YUM. If you know RJ you know she’s an amazing dessert maker. I looked at the recipe and felt a little overwhelmed. RJ- come help!


She also got me a new nail polish color. I love the color, it’s super pretty. Not only is it perfect for fall, but it’s OU red! smile


RJ also got my doggies a surprise! Unlimited fun for the doggies!! How cute!!



Then they started fighting.

I had to take the bone away.


For like 30 seconds. I’m so mean.


I also got the cutest thing ever- a PINK John Deere hat. I <3 it RJ! I never wear hats, but I'm totally in love with this one. I had fun… as you can tell:


Middle East 4 EVAH

Well… Maybe not 4 EVAH.

at least for a couple more years.



as you already know from yesterday’s post-

RJ sent me Dove chocolate. <3


Me? Share with you?



Life is Beautiful.


Would it be bad if I ate these all at once?


Hey! What happened? There’s only one left. :(


AHA! The chocolate bandit is found!

I then grounded her for life.


It’s okay. We’re cool now.


and I’m happy again.



RJ- I love your gifts! It’s been so fun knowing you. Thanks so much for all my goodies. I’m SO excited about my book. It will really come in handy on my trip- especially since I can’t access any websites that has to do with “that country” from Kuwait (the government blocks them). thanks a million!

I had such fun playing. Jenny- you’re so creative.

As you can see, I love my new camera phone. Sorry for all the freaking pictures. I was just as annoyed as you were.

Have a great day! 

Awesome Autumn Package on the Way to the U.S.A!

Well my Awesome Autumn ladies- my gift was officially sent out today! I was sorta sad to see it go! Jenny, would it be okay if I took it back and addressed it to myself and became my own partner? ha ha. Just kidding.

kind of.

I had lots of fun playing- just as I did last time. I look forward to my package arriving, and I look forward to my partner getting hers!

posted in Blogging,Lucy & Ethel bullet permalink bullet 9.15.2007


I’m writing to apologize.

I am forced to run a retraction of this post.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed of providing you faulty information. You should all know hard I try to provide you with quality and accurate informative blog posts (ha).

The truth is, when I stated that my new manager was 71 I was incorrect.

71 is still young, fresh, youthful…

My manager is, in fact, 75.

To be exact- he will be turning 76 this year.

Yes, that’s correct, 76.

Not 71.

I’ll let you check your pants now because I’m sure, like me, you just crapped all over yourself.

Sorry for the error. I guess I was giving this spring chick extra credit.

That is all.

posted in Blogging,This Isn't CTU bullet permalink bullet 9.06.2007

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