Monday, September 28, 2009

... i just want to establish myself...


my sister-in-law posted a tweet(is that what one calls it?) about two kinds of people in the world: those who love neil diamond, and those who don't. i just wanted to establish where i land...
LOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
when i was small, if he came on the radio, even if i didn't know the song i would say, "MOM! MOM! IT'S NEIL DIAMOND!!!!" i totally knew his voice. my best friend brittini and i paid $120 (the most i've EVER paid for a concert ticket... inCLUDING radiohead...) for floor seat tickets to his concert and will probably do it again when he comes back. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

one last picture...


my last post wouldn't let me upload these last two images

the hostesses ^

The new baby's family...

Thank you to the BRIMHALL'S who brought SOOO much food and were so so so awesome and helpful! (i made a good choice in a best friend.)

sarah's baby shower!!!

congrats to sarah who is having a baby in early december! brittini, rachel, and i threw a little baby shower for her. she and her husby decided not to find out the gender ahead of time so it will be a little surprise!!! personally, i am CONVINCED it is a boy!!!! anyway, the shower was a big success and a lot of fun!!! thanks to kristin for being the photographer (as usual!)...
We webcammed sarah's mom in....
the group picture

the only picture kristin managed to get of me... lovely.

the brimhall clan...



a few of the guests...
Thanks to my MOM for allowing us to use her house... it looked SO great and was a big hit!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my favorite FAQ....


bankruptcy is not a very widely-known form of law so we get some special questions... one of my favorites generally goes like this:

Client: but they said they were going to take me to prison! can they arrest me for not paying my credit card payment?!?!?!
Stacy: no... they don't do debtor's prison anymore.
Client: are you SURE?!
Stacy: yes, they haven't done that since about Charles Dickens' time.

the things that these creditors/debt collectors SAY to these people!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

1/2 BIRTHDAYS

today is my 1/2 birthday... kind of cool because my sister and i are 1 day away from being TWO AND A HALF EXACT YEARS apart... in exactly 6 months, i'll be 22. i'm already planning my party!! hahaha

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL!!!

24 things i love about my sissy
1. our twin language
2. she's hysterical
3. the douche bag face
4. her updating on various reality stars' relationships
5. she talks me into making purchases
6. she is my college cheer-leader
7. charlie. need i say more?
8. she is very protective of me. she loves to make enemies out of randome people who mistreat me.
9. inside jokes.
10. she is my only sissy
11. she does my laundry for free when i bring it down to her
12. she loves bones like me.
13. she introduced me to twilight-- a TOTAL guilty pleasure
14. she likes to husband shop for me
15. she doesn't mind making huge deals out of birthdays.
16. she makes baked goods and coherces her husband into giving them to me
17. she loves beyonce.
18. when she finds a great sale or a cute item, she gets it for me
19. we have matching doc martins
20. we still have sleepovers
21. sometimes i'll be sitting doing something and i'll randomly think of something involving her and break out into hysterics whilst everyone backs away... slowly.
22. she helps me do homework sometimes
22 1/2. most of my essays are named by her.
22 3/4. she composes the majority of my topic sentences.
23. the "im not gay" dance.
24. SHE'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

i know i'm late on this post... but i just wanted to be sure to make mention of how grateful i am for this fantastic country. thank you to all who are in support of/ apart of/ have family who are part of the military. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!! Here's a video my sister-in-law posted that i thought i'd pass along.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

to increase endorphins

  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
  • Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  • I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
  • The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
  • Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work?You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no Internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
  • There is a great need for sarcasm font.
  • Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
  • I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that every one's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
  • How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  • I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
  • I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  • The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
  • Was learning cursive really necessary?
  • LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
  • I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  • Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
  • How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
  • I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
  • MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  • I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
  • Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  • Bad decisions make good stories
  • Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted....546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
  • Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous?Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
  • You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  • Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
  • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  • "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this. Ever.
  • I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV.There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still befriends after this?'
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  • I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
  • Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
  • As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
  • Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  • It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
  • I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  • Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
  • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my bottom dollar everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
  • My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that?
  • I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
  • I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
  • I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

working with besties...

i am SO lucky to work with people i totally love!!! a couple of weeks ago, two of my best friends and i went to a rodeo in Norco... it was SO fun!!!!!!! something about a human being launched off of the back of an angry animal and then almost killed/trampled REALLY gets me excited!!! (perhaps it's the redneck in me? thanks to gramp henry for that okie blood, hahaha!) anyway, i went with kendall and brittini and we got some SWEET pictures!!!

First we sat in the car in traffic for AN HOUR after taking our exit! less than a mile! so we made the best of it by taking some crazy pictures:


kendall and i call this one our car "myspace picture".

then we went to a liquor store and took a picture with the statue out front...

here's from at the actual rodeo:
kendall's nephews with the rodeo clown. he was pretty funny... he blew lots of stuff up. (p.s. are kendall's nephews not the CUTEST?!?!?!?!?!?!?!)

ode to beer... we were meaning to take a picture of our cowboy boots and there were so many beer cups around that it only made sense to include one in our picture.

in front of the arena

all in all, i HIGHLY recommend rodeos! it is just so much fun! thanks to kendall and family for letting brittini and i crash!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Promotion

so i got a promotion at my favorite job EVER!!! i now have more accounts than i did before.....
that's right! i have a new niece!!!
this is what ken (my brother slash her father) had to say on his blog about her: "It's a girl! She was born at 2:45 PM on September 1st, 7 lbs 14 oz. The hospital calls her P6757, so we just call her "P6" for short. We're hoping to get a more permanent name for her soon."
WELCOME, P6!!!! We're SOOOOO happy to have you!!!!