a) When I have time/energy and am improperly distracted from my priorities, I'll start over (template-wise) completely.
b) Once I change templates...I may never change again. You have to go back and change font color on previous posts (which I haven't done more than 5 posts back) if the font color blends into the background... Maybe that's why the smart people always use a light layout. Huh.
Shauntice's birthday is this Saturday... Kristin is flying down from DE (we're going to Homecoming - SO excited), and then to see Shauntice and celebrate her presence on earth. I can't remember the last time we did something for her birthday; we used to just do one dinner for all 3 of our birthdays. Anyway. Shauntice picked the restaurant, and I sent the evite. I called yesterday to make our reservation and needed to give my first and last name when paying the deposit. Amanda didn't stump me...but the phonetics of Meigs did. I was speaking to a lovely person named Kiki...
Kiki: Card number?
Kiki: First name?
Kiki: Last name?
Me: Meigs. "M" as in Mary...e, i, g..."g" as in.... .... .... ....
Me: Yes! That works. ...Because all I could think to say was gastroenterology.
...M-e-i-g-"s"...as in Sam.
Kiki: *laughing* I can't wait to meet you; this is the most interesting conversation I've had all day.
Me: Fantastic, I'll see you Saturday.
Wanted to share pictures from Lower State...which took place in Charleston this past weekend. Each year, South Carolina is divided into upper and lower state (preliminary competition) - and then into classes according to school size 2A-5A. The top 6 from each class (in each division) qualify for finals - State.
This is the Silver Spirit Guard from Silver Bluff High School...the defending 2A Lower State and State Champions (2005 & 2007). The girls had a pretty solid performance, and the band placed 3rd out of 14 bands. So they, along with the 5 other qualifying 2A bands from Lower State, will be competing against the top 6 2A bands from Upper State. We'll be working this week to be sure the final performance this weekend --> is the best of their entire season; it's time to peak! Proud of this group's work ethic & discipline...always willing to put in extra time + the entire band was out in the rain until 9pm Friday night.
My co-worker and friend, Renee, and I were discussing Clay Aiken's cover on People magazine; (there is a copy in our office). Well, not the cover so much... I said I thought his foundation/skin was really pretty (and also his lip gloss-like-stuff), and what if one of the make-up companies...like Cover-Girl or Neutrogena...used him in an ad campaign. Renee wasn't digging his hair color and kept thinking he looked like someone, but couldn't quite think of who... Then it came to her...it was k.d. lang!
We realized...we haven't SEEN or HEARD k.d. in ages. Renee hypothesized that Clay may well be k.d....and k.d., Clay.
Artistically/musically, if forced to choose between the two...I'd choose k.d.. I've never been a fan of Clay and he's fast approaching a very specific group of artists I dislike; the group includes: Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, and Phil Collins. I should disclaim that all but Michael have at least one song that I like...but as a whole...I can't handle them. I'm forgetting someone...there's a 5th (pre-Clay) member...
At any rate... Whether they are [in fact] one person, or two, all the best to klay d. langken...life + baby + career(s)! Can't deny the resemblance...
With love for MaMaw...who lost who her battle with cancer 10.13.2000.
~ PaPaw & MaMaw (taken in 1993) ~
I know several people participating in the Susan B Komen Race for the Cure this year... If you'd like to donate, here's one option... My cousin, Teresa, and her daughter (Sarah) will both be racing! Click here to donate to their campaign; our cousin, Lorrie, is on their team as well :). Not only are they family...but good people, I tell you. Bama fans!
One year, during pre-game (football), their big squirrel came and snatched my flag away from me. It caught me off guard (no pun intended)...it would anyone, really. A life-sized rodent? C'mon.
Big Al chased that big squirrel down (halfway around the field!) and brought my flag back to me. Thanks, Big AL.
I looked on Kentucky's website and learned they, like many SEC schools...have a slightly odd mascot tradition. In addition to the squirrel-like wildcat, they have a newer - more "child-friendly" wildcat...name "Scratch". Both mascots attend games. ...And then their live mascot - is a bobcat. Wth? In the Q&A section...someone asks if a bobcat is the same as a wildcat. Their answer? "In Kentucky it is!". Lol. Kentucky mascot info.
Looking forward to Saturday...ROLL TIDE!!!