Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Katie's 2010 Sexiest Men Alive.

I picked up my copy of People's Sexiest Man Alive magazine yesterday (for only $1.68, thank you Harris Teeter VIC card and a coupon!).

While I absolutely agreed with their cover choice, they were seriously lacking with the others inside.  So, here's my list of the top 10 sexiest men of 2010 (in no particular order):

Tim Tebow-- aka, My Future Husband.

Chace Crawford-- Hello, Blue Eyes.

James Roday-- Sexy has never been funnier.

Zachary Levi-- Nerdy is sexy.

Jake Gyllenhaal-- do I really need to comment?

Andy Roddick-- One half of the sexiest couple alive.

Ed Westwick-- That crooked smile...

Jerry O'Connell-- Sexiest lawyer in Vegas.

Joshua Jackson-- He'll always be Pacey to me. 

Will Estes-- loved him since American Dreams 
(anyone else remember that show??)

Honorable Mentions 
Mark Wahlberg

Andrew Garfield (aka Spiderman)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Because I Like to Win.

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What is your holiday wish for your family?That we can all be together-- healthy and happy.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
My brother and I go home to my parents' house.  We get up in the morning and eat country ham biscuits that my dad makes.  The dogs get their stockings and presents first.  Then, we all open stockings then presents.  And finally, after "Christmas" is over, it's birthday time for me!

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
An iPad.  I think they're amazing.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
To be cliche, it's the most wonderful time of the year.  There's lots of vacation days, cooking, and spending time with family.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?We played lots of card and board games-- Rook, UNO, Life, Monopoly, Clue...

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?I still love to get my Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend and have it up and decorated early.  Christmas Eve is for baking and cooking for the next day.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
Where wouldn't I go??  I'd love to go on a Caribbean cruise or to Europe or maybe skiing in Vail.

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
I'd love a PS3 or a Wii or an Xbox 360 (with Kinect, of course).  Jeez-- if I win, I have no idea which one I'll get!

If you too would like to hit the jackpot win game systems and a $1000 gift card to GameStop, go to TodaysMama!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Officially (Almost) Off the Market.

It's true.  The man almost all women of my generation crushed on is now off the market.

Yes, Prince William has officially gotten engaged to Kate Middleton.  And she got this huge rock:

I'm really happy for them, and I hope they can have the happy marriage that none of the royal couples in the last several years have been able to find.  

Congrats Will and Kate!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

100 Years... 100 Movies Update.

This week I took a huge swing at my 100 Years... 100 Movies list.  (Thank you Netflix instant queue!)  I realized that I only have 30ish months and 70+ movies to watch.  So, clearly I have to get to it!  Let me say that I have no idea why some of these movies are considered great.  Certainly not the top 100 movies of all time.

Annie Hall-- Completely depressing.  Two naval-gazers fall in love then break up, then get back together, then break up, so on and so forth for about two hours.  Two hours of my life that I will never get back.  Grade: F

Platoon-- Young guy volunteers to go to Vietnam and gets scarred for life in the process.  I am not an Oliver Stone fan, and I really started out hating this movie.  But the story got better as it went on-- lots of plot twists I didn't see coming-- and I ended up thinking it was okay.  Grade: C+

The General-- This one is hard to review along with the others because it is a silent film from 1926.  The plot is about a train engineer Johnnie, who loves only two things in life-- his train (The General) and Annabelle Lee.  It's really a funny movie with a sweet story and even a bit of intrigue.  It was just a little difficult to keep my attention without any words for a long period of time, but I think that's just my ADD and has no reflection on the movie.

The main actor, Buster Keaton, was incredible.  He did all his own stunts (which included leaping across boxcars on a moving train, chopping firewood out of a boxcar while its moving, and riding on the front ("cow-catcher") of a moving train while attempting to dislodge large wooden planks that are blocking the tracks in front of him), which would now be completely out of the question.  The cinematography was innovative for its time, and it had the most expensive stunt (visual effect?) to date-- $1.7 million in today's currency.  Definitely worth watching.  Grade: B+

Saving Private Ryan-- After the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Captain Miller and his team attempt to locate Private Ryan, the sole survivor of his 4 or 5 brothers, so General Marshall doesn't have to tell his mother all her sons are dead (a la President Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby).  The team encounters some skirmishes as they search for Ryan, then once they find him, a big firefight with the Germans ensues.  People die, lots of blood and guts.  **SPOILER ALERT** Private Ryan is saved.  Yay.  I'm a huge WWII fan, but this movie did not really move me.  I guess after watching Band of Brothers, I'm ruined for all other WWII movies.  Grade: B-

One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest-- I'm currently watching this one, but so far, it's my favorite of the bunch.  I like seeing Jack Nicholson back in the day.  Who knew he was kind of attractive?  And the story's pretty good, too.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wee Bit Wednesday.

{one} do you collect anything? if so, what and how long have you been collecting? 
There's nothing that I actively collect, but I love pens and have so many. So, I guess that's a collection.

{two} what is one cleaning tip that you swear by? 
White vinegar. Works like a charm at getting spots off. (Even grape juice stains off carpet)

{three} who would you call for bail money? 
Well, Amanda would probably be in jail with me, so we'd have to call our parents (who would be there in a heartbeat but would also be really pissed...) or maybe Bryan. He's got the deep pockets if we can't get a bondsman. 

{four} what is one thing you miss about being a kid? 
Not having any responsibility. Life was so simple then.

{five} name a few of your guilty pleasures. 
Diet Coke-- I pretty much always have a can of Diet Coke with me...

{six} how early do you start your holiday shopping? 
Depends on when I get an idea for a gift. Almost never before Halloween unless something just jumps out at me. But I like to be pretty much done by the middle of December. However, you will find me buying birthday presents completely last minute. Usually after work, before their birthday dinner...

{seven} what is a family tradition that you would like to pass on to your significant other/children?
Decorating our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving as a family, listening to Christmas music.

{eight} what do you consider your greatest achievement? 
Graduating law school and passing the bar exam. First time, baby. 

{nine} what do you do to pamper yourself? 
I used to get pedicures, but that was when I had extra money. 

{ten} if you were to start your own restaurant, what would it be called? 
I'm horrible at naming things. I'd hire someone to come up with something clever for me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

100th Post!!

Woo hoo!  This is my 100th Post!!!  I started blogging pretty much on a whim with no particular purpose, but it's become something that I love so much.  I've "met" great people through blogging and even reconnected with some old friends.  Thank you all for sticking with me and reading my random ramblings.  (Hello, alliteration...)  Here's to 100 more!

This weekend was a busy weekend.  Saturday morning, we had a special orchestra rehearsal at church since our Christmas program is only 5 weeks away.  (Eeek!)  We got through all the music and made a lot of progress.  Then, Rebekah and I went to Charlotte for the Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats game, which was hands-down the highlight of the weekend.  

PS-- I dont know if you will notice from the picture, but Rebekah is 6'3" and I'm 5'0".  On a good day.  When my hair is poofy.  The two of us together get hilarious looks.  It's part of why I love hanging out with her.  :)

On Sunday, I went to the Carolina Panthers game with my life-long friend Jennifer.  It was a total disaster.  The Panthers lost to the Saints 34-3.  They couldn't get a single touchdown.  But, that's pretty much been our season.  John Fox is probably next after Wade Phillips today...

Hope y'all had a GREAT weekend too!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend and Truths.

Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend!  I'll be here:

and here:

And, I read this below at PinkLouLou's on Friday, and it's so true.  Enjoy!


1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection... again.

13. 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 report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. 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 everyone can find and push the snooze button from three feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Five.

Just Me and My Life

Happy Friday!!  Today's Friday Five is what's on your Christmas list.  So, here's what I want need:

1.  An external hard drive-- my computer is filling up fast with photos and music, so I need a place to archive some.

2.  The Big Bang Theory Season 3 DVDs

3.  Tickets to the spring Orlando Magic game here in Charlotte

4.  A (more) professional makeup brush kit
5.  Photoshop (or some other photo editing software)

What about you guys?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Officially Diagnosed.

On Tuesday, Working Girl had this post about her faux-ADHD.  At first, I thought it would be funny because, really, who doesn't have faux-ADHD.  But then I read the list of symptoms, and holy crap!  This is really me!!

  • Often fails to give close attention to detail or makes careless mistakes-- Sometimes
  • Often has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks-- Frequently
  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly-- Sometimes I "multi-task" while I'm talking to people at work
  • Often fails to follow instructions carefully and completely-- Yes, I get sidetracked easily 
  • Losing or forgetting important things-- I'm constantly losing and forgetting things.  It's one of the things that annoys me most about myself (Also, the dropping of things...)
  • Feeling restless-- Very frequently
  • Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming-- Yes!
  • Runnng or climbing excessively-- Okay, finally a NO
  • Often talks excessively-- No, not this one either
  • Often blurts out answers before hearing the whole question-- Yes, I often finish people's sentences for them too if they're taking too long.  I'm trying to work on that.
  • Often has difficulty awaiting turn-- Yes, I'm so impatient and fidgety
So, it's official.  I have adult ADHD.  Thank you, Working Girl for diagnosing me.