Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's MY Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I have been MIA lately... Just have not had time to write anything... Sorry... 

BUT...........................IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

So in honor of my birthday I thought I tell you about this guy.. Who I share a birthday with... (That is how we met) 
MY Husband Steve 

This was taken on our wedding day. It is my fav pic of him.. 

Steve and I met on AOL back when AOL was the only thing out there in cyberspace. It was 1997 and AOL and Netscape was popular. 

I was bored one day on AOL and started looking up people who shared my birthday and lived nearby. (You could do this through member profiles on AOL) So I came across Steve.  For some unknown reason I decided to email him to say hi. And he actually wrote me back... I doubt if the same thing occurred now he would have just ignored it. hahaha.  Anyway, we chatted through emails for a few weeks and found out we not only had the same birthday but we were both born at the same hospital three hours apart.  He said he would like to meet once he gets back from a beach trip he was taking and we planed on meeting the next week.  

We met at my house and he took me to see Air Force One with Harrison Ford. While we were waiting for the movie to start we were making small talk and I went to cross my legs and accidentally kicked him in the leg. I felt so bad.. I then touched his leg where I kicked him and apologized profusely.. (He now claims I did this on purpose so I could touch him.) After the movie we went back to my house and sat in the parking lot and talked for a few hours. I really don't remember what we talked about but as we sat there in his Chevy S10 I felt really comfortable with him. I leaned in to give him a kiss and he said AWWWW Yeah... I almost lost it... 

And we have been together ever since.... 
Happy Birthday to my BEST Friend!!!! 


Also go wish Kristin a happy birthday. It is her Birthday too 

Happy Birthday Girl!!! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

6 Things You Should Know About Me

6 Things You Should Know About Me

Today I was tagged by Catalyn to pick 6 questions to answer.. SO here ya go... 

1. What is the story behind your blog name?
It is the title to a song from my favorite band Muse. I always loved the title and feel it suits me and my blog. 

2. What’s your biggest struggle in life? 
I often wonder how does one even begin to be happy. I am not saying I'm not happy at times but am more often really unhappy and I have no idea why. I WANT to be happy, I really do. I don't even know what happened. I don't want to be the bitchy/negative one. I really don't know how keep my thoughts or comments to myself. I guess it is easier to put someone else down than actually look at myself. I hate that I am always saying the wrong thing and getting people mad at me or whatever. I really don't know how to just be happy, cheerful and just be liked for me.. 

3. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Never go to bed angry.... 

4. What is your favorite song and why?
This is a hard one... right now I would have to say "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore. It always make me want to jump up and down... 

5. Why do you blog?
I blog to put my thoughts, ideas and feelings down on "paper"

6. Do you like winter or summer better? Why?
I love winter!!!! Mostly cause I love to watch it snow and be able to sit by a fire and be with my husband and dog. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Greek is Greek ~ The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

I am a founding member of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. 

When I came to Mason I was a transfer student after doing 2 years at a community college. I was sitting in the Johnson Center when a girl approached me. She asked if I was interested in joining a sorority.  I had not even thought about it but was looking to meet people so I talked to her and a few of her sisters. I was invited out to hang with them that night and then next day they surprised me with my bid. It was unusual because usually you have to go through rush, but since AXID was a colony and not yet a chapter they had what was called Continuous Open Bidding until the reach the numbers they needed to become a chapter. 
I am right under the vers in university.. 

Our Crest
We became a chapter on November 14th 1998. 
My signature
Big/Little Reveal
Halloween 97
The Bench we painted in the court yard
10 Year reunion
Love these girls

When I became a sister, I made life long friendships. As one of our songs states... I'm a Sister Til I Die! 

Any Xi's out there???? 

Carolina Fireflies

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fan Friday.....

Once again linking up with Sarah from venustrappedinmars for Fan Friday....

Today I am talking about this GUY.....
Chris Davis... AKA Crush Davis 

Here are some really cool facts I learned about Mr Davis... Thanks Wikipedia

 He was originally chosen by the New York Yankees in the 2004 MLB draft, but did not sign. He was then drafted, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in the 05 draft, however he did not sign. He was then drafted again this time by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 06 draft out of Navarro Junior College in Texas.
On June 26, 2008, he was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma, and that day made his major league debut in a game against the Houston Astros,  After getting a hit in his first major league at bat, he started his first major league game at first base the next day, and hit his first home run during the game. He also homered the next day, becoming the first Texas Ranger to homer in both of his first two Major League starts. Because of this fact he was "dubbed "Crush Davis" by local media and fans (a play on "Crash Davis" from the movie Bull Durham). He played with the Rangers from 2008 until he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.  He was brought up from the minors and sent back several times to replace Josh Hamilton when he went on the DL.
On May 6, 2012, in a 17-inning 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, he went hit-less in eight at bats, but ended up being the winning pitcher. Davis was the designated hitter until he was pressed into service as a relief pitcher in the 16th inning after manager Buck Showalter had depleted the O's bullpen. He struck out two batters and did not allow a run in his two innings of mound work.  
On July 31, 2012, Davis hit his first career grand slam off New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova in an 11-5 win and after facing a 5-run deficit.
 On August 24, 2012, Davis had his first career three-homer game, against the Toronto Blue Jays. His second home run was his 22nd of the season, setting a new career high. Due to a late-season stretch of homering six times in the final six games, he finished the regular season with 33 home runs.
On April 5, 2013, Davis set a new MLB record with 16 RBI in the first 4 games of a season. He also became the fourth player in history to hit a home run in the first four games of the season the (others were Nelson Cruz, Mark McGwire, Willie Mays) including a grand slam in the fourth game.
On June 16, 2013, he hit the 100th home run of his career off Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester
On July 11, he hit his 34th home run of the season, eclipsing his previous season high. He earned his 87th and 88th RBIs of the season on July 12, setting a new Orioles record for most RBIs before the All-Star break; the previous record was 86 by Boog Powell. He ended up with 93 RBIs before the All-Star break. 
On July 14, he hit his 37th home run of the season, tying Reggie Jackson for the 2nd most home runs before the All-Star break by any MLB player and the most by an American League player.
On July 6, 2013, Davis was elected to start the 2013 All-Star Game, his first ever appearance. He was the leading vote-getter with 8,272,243 votes. Davis was also chosen to participate in the Home Run Derby by American League captain Robinson Cano.  He advanced to the second round and hit a total of 12 home runs. However he was unable to hit enough homers to advance to the third and final round. 
On July 14, 2013, Davis recorded his 500th career hit, a home run off of Josh Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays.
As of tonight at 10:07 Davis led the major leagues with 40 home runs in 2013.

Venus Trapped in Mars

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sorry Ya'll

Sorry guys for the lack of posts.. Those who are still here.. Thank YOU!! I have been dealing with some family issues and have let blogging slide.. I AM SORRY.... Anyway since everyone else is doing this I figured I would too....

A: Attached or Single? Married.

B: Best Friend? Don't really have one... Well maybe my sisters =)

C: Cake or pie? Cake

D: Day of choice? Any day I am NOT at work.. 

E: Essential item? Iphone.

F: Favorite color? Purple

G: Gummy bears or worms? Bears! 

H: Hometown? Burke VA (about 20 min outside of DC)

I: Favorite indulgence? Carbs!

J: January or July? January

K: Kids? One day

L: Life isn’t complete without? Family and friends

M: Marriage date? Umm since I am married it was May.

N: Number of brothers/sisters? None... only child here

O: Oranges or Apples? Apples

P: Phobias/Fears? Throwing up.. yup....

Q: Quotes? Sometimes I'm good.. But when I'm bad I'm even better... ~ Aerosmith

R: Reasons to smile? My Dog... And my husband.. =)

S: Season of choice? Fall. Love all the colors!

T: Tag 5 People. Umm no... Anyone can answer if they want..

U: Unknown fact about me? My husband and I share the same birthday... (that is another story..which might be my next blog post...)

V: Vegetable? Broccoli

W: Worst habit? Comparing myself to others

X: Xray or Ultrasound? Ummm neither??

Y: Your favorite food? Chocolate...

Z: Zodiac sign? Virgo