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Wus Up, Wus Up???

Josh was just doing the Bankhead Bounce.     What?  Oh, it’s this right here.

Add a comment September 14, 2008

Sorry, we’re down-sizing…

We just moved into a new apartment this weekend.  Our old apartment had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decent-sized kitchen, living room, and dining room, and a bunch of closets and storage.  This apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a tiny kitchen, living room and dining room, and almost no storage.  Because of all this down-sizing, a bunch of my possessions have been laid off.  

The department experiencing the greatest loss is that of my clothes.  I hate to say that the clothes who have been with the company for years are being replaced by newer, fresher ones.  And yes, we are discriminating based on how pretty the clothes are. There is no longer room for ugly, homely, or imperfect clothing in our closet anymore.  We are also shifting clothes from their previously spacious cubicles to those of a much smaller, more cramped size.

While the move has been uncomfortable, it’s also been a good opportunity to shed some of the items that were cluttering my life.  But I have to say, I’m going to miss the torn up jeans from sophomore year of high school that I no longer wear but keep around because they remind me of when I had a nice butt.

Add a comment August 26, 2008

I’ve been robbed!!

I’ve been on a bit of a high the last week or so because I was able to quit my job last Thursday to take a part-time job at the church where my husband works.  I am also still excited about taking this first class towards getting my masters.  After so many wonderful changes in my life, tonight  came as a real shock.  I pulled into my apartment complex at 6:30 with nothing on my mind but getting into comfortable clothes and doing some classwork – that is, until I got to the bottom of the porch steps and saw that the apartment door was wide open.   At first, I didn’t think much of it.  Sometimes, if the lock isn’t turned all the way, the strong wind can blow the door open; and I’ve actually come home to an open door before.  But this time it was different.  There were pieces of wood scattered all over the foyer.  My two cats were wandering around the door frame and I was standing on the porch, frozen in my tracks. I didn’t want to believe that someone had broken into the apartment, but the signs were too obvious to ignore.  Through our bedroom window, I saw that the closet light was on, something we never do.  As I stepped as quietly as possible into the foyer, I saw that the pane next to the door had been ripped completely off and laid across the couch.  As I peered into the living room, I saw the television had been pulled away from the wall and the spare bedroom light was on, a definite no-no in our household.  Afraid that the burglar was still there, I grabbed my cats and locked them in the car.  I called Josh and told him what I had seen. He told me to call the police, which I did. We lost a bunch of stuff: my laptop, Josh’s ipod shuffle, our Nintendo Wii and Wii games/controllers, both of our DS Lites, and our wireless router.  It was tough to see our personal belongings strewn about and most of our drawers open.  The cops took down a list of things that had been stolen and a detective came by to ask our neighbors some questions.  A man also came and took pictures of the apartment and dusted for fingerprints.  I don’t think it did much good.  Josh and I were disappointed at the loss of our stuff, but it’s one of those situations that makes you appreciate everything you have.  I’m definitely going to suffer in school without my laptop, and buying this stuff back will be difficult now that I’ve quit my cushy job.  But I’m thankful that my husband and my kitties are safe and that I have people in my life that are there for me when horrible things like this happen.  I just hope that dude got a splinter on the way out the door with my stuff!   

Add a comment January 30, 2008

Status Update Memorandum

At work, the attorneys are always creating status update memorandums and sending them to the client to let them know where they are on the case.  I’m preparing my own status update memorandum to all my gazillions of readers to fill them in on my latest happenings.  Here’s what’s been going on with me:

 1.  Josh and I got our first pet together – he’s a 3-month old, solid black kitten named Albus.  Pictures will be posted in the next few days.

 2.  Josh and I bought a new car a few weeks ago.  It’s a silver Scion Xd.  We love it.  But Josh still hasn’t gotten to drive it yet.

3.  I’ve now been working in a law firm for over nine months.  That’s eight months longer than I thought I would last.

4.  I’m starting my masters in education on January 1st.  I should have my degree and a teaching certificate within 2 years.  SO EXCITED!!!!

 5.  Josh and I are celebrating our first holiday season together.  Thanksgiving was fun, as we visited both families in one day.  We bought our Christmas tree (which leans a little and gets skinnier towards the bottom, but is still cute).  Albus, our new kitten (if you’ll remember), has done so much damage to the tree that there are now more ornaments on the floor around the apartment than on the tree.

 6.  I got my hair cut about a month ago.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s above my shoulders.  It’s the shortest hair cut I’ve had since middle school.  But I like it.

 And lastly…

7.  I have a cloth Christmas tree hanging outside my cubicle that plays music and has magnetic ornaments.  It has been a real hit today.  (OMG, I just got a Christmas present!!!)  Anyway, I’m pretty popular today on account of it.

 That’s it.

Add a comment December 20, 2007

Let’s Roomba!

My aunts threw me a bridal shower on Saturday and we got TONS of stuff.  But we were a little disappointed because we had registered for a Roomba vacuum cleaner and never got it.  But then, we were at church yesterday and my dad told me that someone had dropped a present off for us in his office.  And guess what it was….ROOMBA!

 So we giddily unwrapped it yesterday at the apartment and hooked it up to the charger.  For those of you who do not know what a Roomba is – it’s a robot.  And I’ll say this: right now, I’m at a law firm in Buckhead, Josh is at a church in Atlanta, and our living room in Vinings is being vacuumed right now. (!)

2 comments August 27, 2007






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