Monday, March 30, 2009

"Chasing Pavements"

Okay, okay, I know I said I wouldn't post later but this song just came on my Ipod - Chasing Pavements by Adele. Isn't it funny how songs can make you recall a time in your life, its an odd sensation but it just takes you automatically back to that place where the song had the most impact or was first heard. Chasing Pavements does that to me - every morning this summer as I prepared myself for a long, tedious day of bar exam study I'd listen to VH1 because in the mornings they play music videos. This song ALWAYS came on (or rather the music video) every morning of the summer and b/c of that it ALWAYS reminds me of the bar exam and those summer days spent studying. Not sure if that's a good thing, but I still enjoy the song a lot, and LOVE Adele's CD - "19", if you don't own it, you should.

Happy Birthday x 2

This past weekend two good friends celebrated their 26th birthdays!


Alisa and I are friends from law escuela. We met first year and have been great friends ever since. She's an amazing friend who always makes me laugh, encourages me, listens, someone I always have a great time with. We share many a memory from girls nights, Kemah and Galveston trips, long conversations and many many more! I'm thankful to have her in my life, and I know I couldn't have survived law school without her!


One of my close friends Laura celebrated her birthday yesterday! We went to a really fun wine bar on Thursday night to celebrate her! Laura and I met at Baylor in PAD but didn't become close friends until law school when we were put in the same section and shared almost all the same classe first year. She was my study buddy for many a final. Laura is a great friend and I'm so thankful to have her in my life as well. She and I share many a memory from Vegas, Galveston, long convos, many laughs, bar study fun, and many many more. Happy birthday girl!

Did I mention March is the Month of Birthdays! Love it!

Okay back to eating lunch - i'll post about my weekend fun later tonight :)

Much love

Yay: High level of productivity today, which is great!

Dang: Hurt finger.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mad Marchness

That's the name of the pool I am in for March Madness. This is the first year that I have participated in this time honored tradition that sucks up many a moment in the month of March. (say that ten times fast). Now, I like sports. But I don't follow ALL of the teams. I follow my teams - Baylor, Dallas Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers, Astros and occasionally Wake Forest (family legacy). Therefore, when I went to pick out my bracket, I had. No. Clue. None. I did my best guestimations. I am currently in 5th place after Memphis lost, and Duke lost. Come on guys. My sister, Liz, is in 1st place. Not sure how that happened, she must be better at guessing, or her bf helped. I have picked Louisville to take it all. On no other fact that they are ranked 1 and I heard they are good. Fingers crossed they pull it out. I could use the extra dinero, and more importantly the bragging rights...

On another note - Sic Em Bears! Thanks Jen McCrady for showing me that (it is super easy and I feel slightly stupid for not knowing how to do that, ah well). The Bears are doing an awesome job in their current tournies - Men going to NYC for the final four for the NIT and the Lady Bears in the sweet 16! Who says Baylor sucks at sports - yea eat your words now! Sic Em!

On the plate for the weekend:
- Jen Wu Floyds Birthday party tonight.
- Patrick's MRI on Saturday (bad car wreck, poor boy :()
- Shopping
- Alisa's Birthday Party fun on saturday night!
- Hopefully see Lauren on Sunday
- Moot Court Alum Mixer on Sunday
Busy Weekend!

Much Love.

Yay: Finally not feeling sleepy.
Dang: Ear ache.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I'm not married, and I don't have any kids. Soooo I like to post pics of my kitty cat Callie :) Here are some I took my with my camera on my phone. She's silly but I loves her a lot!

Here is one of Callie when she is laying on my legs. She is completely bent over herself resting her head on her back leg, this picture cracks me up, hence why I took it :)
Up close and personal!

I got Callie's claws removed (i know some ppl are against it, please keep your opinion to yourself, i have no problem with it) and she was eating them sutures, soo she got to wear a cone.

Wow three posts in one day - yowzers! Oh -

Happy Birthday Jen Wu Floyd (her birthday was on Monday)!

Jen and I went to law school together and have many fun memories from moot court, vegas trips, galveston trips, floating the river, and many more! Hope her birthday was great and can't wait to celebrate it on Friday night!

"A Book Is Good Company"

Well my fellow bloggers, I did it, I got a second blog. Following Elaines lead (can someone explain to me how to link to a website using one word and not the actual link?) I set up a blog to review the books I am reading. I'm an avid reader, so much so, that I did not let the 100+ pages a night in law school deter me from continuing to read for fun. I have decided to share with the blog world the books I am reading and my thoughts on them. Here's the link to my new blog - . Ill update it whenever I finish a book and let you know my candid thoughts about the book! (nerdy - yes, fun - always).

Happy Birthday Lainey!

I realize this post is a few days late, but she knows it doesn't mean any less :)

On Tuesday one of my besties celebrated her 26th birthday!

Happy Birthday Elaine Foxy Flores!

I share many a wonderful memory with Elaine, so many that I can't encompass them all here, but here are a few:

- Zeta and all the functions/exec meetings/chapter meetings/pledging together

- Trip to Williamsburg, VA, Denver, CO

- Concerts

- Surviving law school together (even though we were in totally separate states, we wallowed together in the work load every day via email, and that hasn't change now its just transferred to real world work)

- Friday lunches, Spice, Friends episodes, Gilmore Girls, Cornbread Salad, Baylor fball games, Crickets, and many many more.

I'm so thankful to have Elaine as one of my friends for her encouragement, support, wittyness, laughter, advice and much more.

Much Love,

yay: free meds

dang: sleepy

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." - Ben Franklin

Week in a recap:

Monday: Caught up on some of my tv shows. Particularly:

Tuesday: Made Patrick and I dinner and watched:

This is Patrick and I's weekly tuesday tradition - he comes over from work at about 9, I save him whatever dinner I cooked, he eats, and we watch the biggest loser. We both enjoy the show!

Wednesday: Rodeo! This year I didn't go to as many rodeo shows that I normally do. I had the opportunity to go see Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift, but things arose that prevented those three. I was glad when Laura invited me to go see Gary Alen on Wed! She, Jen, and I went to eat at Pei Wei, and then caught most of the rodeo action - which I love and secretly wonder what life would be like as a cow girl livin on the rode doing the rodeo circuit. Gary Allen did a great job performing, although he comes across outwardly as an alternative rocker. Had a great time and wish I could have seen more performances.

Thursday: Kayla's Bday dinner/drinks. We all met up at this outdoor bar last night for Kayla's bday and to see Hunter as he is newly returned from a year in Iraq.

On the Plate:

Tonight i'm going bowling with Kate, Steve, Patrick and some other friends. Should be a good time. I did take bowling at baylor, doesn't mean I am any good.

Saturday - lots of errands, then hanging out with friends.

Not a lot planned this weekend which is sometimes how I like it!

Much love.

Yay: Sunshine.

Dang: Sleeping through my trainer session this morning, oops.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Weekend in Boerne

Well, I realized I have way too much to update on that well I'm just going to start fresh.

Last week my mom came into town to visit for the week. We had such a great time! On Tuesday night I met her and my sister/bro inlaw for dinner at my mom's fave Pearland establishment Las Rosas. On Wed. i took a half day and went shopping at the outlets with my mom and sis. We spent a good part of the afternoon shopping! That night we had dinner at my mom's favorite houston thai restaurant, Thai Pepper, and then I had them over for yummy dessert and champagne afterwards. Thursday my mom and kate met me for lunch downtown and that night we I wasn't feeling hot and had to stay at work late, so I ended up just eating dinner w/ them at Kate's house. I had a great time and I miss her so much!

This past weekend Patrick and I went to Boerne. Did I mention Boerne is one of my most favorite places in the world. It's so pretty and relaxing. That night we had dinner and just hung out inside (it was fuh-reezing outdoors). His brother Travis and his wife Kara and their 4 kids were in Boerne as well. The next day the girls went shopping and the boys did their thing, whatever that is. That night we watched two movies (Australia and Cold Mountain). I enjoyed both since I hadn't seen either, no one else really did other than Patrick's dad who picked the movies. Sunday we lazed around then headed back that afternoon to Houston. too bad the weather wasn't nicer b/c I could have used a day at the pool.

This week is pretty busy at work, but should make the weekend come sooner (even though i have nothing major planned this weekend, which isn't a bad thing).

My Callie is currently sitting at the door meowing b/c she thinks I left when I just opened the door to put trash outside. Poor thing. Oh okay, no worries, she found me and is sitting on my shoulder looking at my computer as I type this.

I'm watching Big Love right now - I like this show a lot!

Much Love

Yay: Rodeo tomorrow night!
Dang: Stupid cold.

Happy Birthday Kayla (and Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

Happy Birthday Kayla!!

Today is a good friend of mine's 26th Birthday. Kayla and I met at Baylor. We were both in PAD (prelaw fraternity together), except I only knew her as the Prez. I got to know her a lot better when we both ended up in the same section at UHLaw and spent three years of law school together. I have great memories with Kayla from - Galveston trips, Vegas, long chats, great laughs, Boerne, concerts, and many many more. I know she is happy today because her husband Hunter is getting back from Iraq today (after serving a year)! What a perfect birthday present :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday to THREE Wonderful College Roomies

Well...i've been a bit delayed on my happy birthday posts so here ya go (I apologize):

#1: Happy Birthday Can-DICE :)

Candice is an amazing friend. She and I were roommates at good ole BU for two years! She lived in the bedroom down the hall from me at our apt at UP. I am blessed to call Candice a friend. We spent many a late night chatting, watching silly TV, eating chips and salsa from Chili's, and many many more memories. Candice is now in texas and I'm so happy one of my roommates from college came back to this state :) I am so glad to have her in my life!

#2: Happy Birthday Heid!

Happy belated birthday Heidi :) Heidi is an awesome person. She and I shared a room for two years at BU. She was an awesome "room" mate and put up with my messyness (me, messy, never). We shared many a late night talk, and laughs - including a re-enactment of protons and electrons (don't ask), gymnastics late night during rush in our apt, which i'm sure our downstairs neighbors loved, all the fun Zeta events, encouragement and support during LSAT and Exec, and many more fun memories. I am blessed to have her in my life and wish we talked more, hopefully that'll change soon!

#3: Happy Birthday Sarah! (today is her birthday!)

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! You are such a wonderful person. I have such great memories with you from college, most of them involve laughing and being silly, playing pranks on the boys downstairs, common grounds conversations, interesting fellows, visits to Texas after you moved away, and many many more memories. You are an awesome friend and I'm blessed to have you in my life (and to share the same name of cours ;) )

I know its been a while since I've posted. No worries I'll do a big update in a few days :) Until then...
Much Love.

yay: Mom visiting!
Dang: humidity