Friday, May 31, 2013

Swanky McD

There is a McDonald's right by my office and I drive by it everyday.  One day, they tore it down.  Perfectly fine looking McDonald's like you see everywhere, so I'm really not sure where they bulldozed it.  They even took out out all the concrete so it was just a corner full of dirt.

Over the past week, they've been building a new one.  A new two story, super swanky looking McDonald's.  Lots of big glass windows, wood slats on the outside and metal accents.

I'm hoping the inside will look just as cool .

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

This was taken in 2004 shortly before we all moved out of the dorms and into apartments or sorority houses in college.  We were roommates, floor mates (Drummond 3rd floor) and friends.  We thought it would be fun, a week before school let out for the summer, to go around campus and take some nice pictures of all of us.  We had a good time and luckily Stephen was there to be our photographer.

And I just had to post the others because I think they are really fun!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

Here's a picture from 2004 when we had our valentines day date.  Stephen wanted it to be special and low key so he asked his brother if we could use his apartment (instead of the dorms), Stephen cooked spaghetti, we played darts and we said that we loved each other for the first time.  All together now...awww.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

First it was "Way Back Wednesday" and now it's "Throw Back Thursday" that has caught fire in the social media world.

I never fall victim to this kind of thing, but today I'll give you TBT picture and we'll see if I remember next Thursday to do the same!  

This was taken probably in 1996 at my Grandparents house in NE.  I'm pretty sure it was that year because my 6th grade pictures also show me with big glasses and big hair.  Yay for not being able to see and wanting to get a perm!

But regardless, don't Brian and I look cute posing with my Grandpa's dog Santee?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Man Cove: Before and After

                      Before                                                        After

Who would have it would take 4 years to make this transformation.  We ripped out the cabinets a long time ago because they really weren't function...imagine that.  The top had doors on them which didn't even open up the whole way.

Then my parents gave us the work bench and we added the shelf using the shelves from the cabinets we took I'm thrifty!

Then just a few months ago and finally told Stephen "our weekend project is buying pegboard and organizing all your tools.  I'm tired of going out there needing the tape measure, utility blade, or pliers and not being able to find them"

Behold awesomeness....

Off to the right side of the garage we also have this little station for painting supplies, buckets, and clear bins for nails, screws, glue, electrical and misc "stuff"

We have plenty of scrap peg board so if you want some.....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Every time I go to write up a post I have to look through my photos and my calendar

I've lived in Oklahoma about 19 years now and I've never been to a rodeo.  The country thing to do around these parts at the state fair.

A few weeks ago I saw a Groupon for tickets to the National Circuit Rodeo at the state fair and thought thats a really good excuse to go see what it's all about.  Well, I forgot to buy the groupon so I called to inquire about buying tickets over the phone or online.  Did you know they were going to charge me $4.50 per ticket for a "convenience" fee.  That's a load of crock!  So the kind man gave me the number to the box office.  I called them and asked if they were going to charge me a fee for buying the tickets at the arena and they said no.  Thank goodness!  Luckily I work pretty close so I just drove over during lunch one day and picked them up.

Long side story, but I don't understand the large fee for a ticket I'm going to buy online and print at home.  Why charge me more for my convenience and yours because I'm not bothering you!


Anyway, we went to the rodeo and it was quite fun actually.  It was about 2.5 hours long and action packed.  They had full rounds of bull riding, bareback bronco riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wresting, saddle bronco riding,  and trick horse riding.

 We did see one guy get bucked off a bull kinda funny and was knocked unconscious for a few minutes.  Other than that people either had a good ride or they didn't.

bareback bronco riding

barback bronco riding

Clydesdales...I think

Calf roping

I didn't take any pictures of the attire of the spectators, but I should have.  I now know what I should wear to the next one I go to so I can really blend in!!!! 

You need a belt like this
embellished jeans with lots of sparkle and white stitching

And either a button down shirt or something with floral.  like this

and of course....authentic cowgirl boots