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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I saw the sign

Since work makes me drive a round A LOT, I happen upon a lot of church signs.  So you may be seeing some more.  I kinda liked this one.

Peace.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Domestic Betty

It poured rain today.  And it was frigid.  I LOVED it.  A perfect combination.  I came home early (can't measure in the rain) and decided to seriously deep clean my room.  Whenever I am at all anxious about anything, I tend to deep clean & dust. It usually happens late at night.  Side note- thanks to Tyler McCoy, I am now not sure what I want to be when I grow up.  In a good way, but we will work on that later.)  So I put on Ray Lamontagne Pandora, lit a candle that smells  like Celadon and got to work.  I'm talking serious.  I stood on my bed (fell off once) and cleaned off the fan blades (gag), dusted every solitary thing, vacuumed, organized and threw stuff away.  I feel so much better.  Then I played guitar for at least 2 straight hours.  Ah, heaven.  Then I met Biz, Whit and Tyler for an awesome dinner.  Where I learned about being vertical.  You can just ask them about it...No comment.  I was so proud of myself though and took some pics of my progress.  I'm a nerd.  It's cool.  I'm good with it.  Here is what I did today:
Love,
Domesticated Betty

Mary Poppins

So I had something rather deep to write, but lucky for you I am too tired.  Don't worry because I am saving it for later.  Also, I am pretty sure that like 78% of my friends are engaged.  They are dropping like flies and it's an epidemic.  Word.  So on Saturday I had a little TLC.  Started with my room, moved to the Girl Palace garage and then onto Optimus Prime.  Opti is my car just in case you were wondering.  I found a rather eclectic group of items.  It kind of reminded me of Mary Poppin's bag.  Here is what I salvaged from the car:
You never know when you may need wine and glazed apricots.  Who doesn't keep a camo ski mask handy??  Some playing cards, some rope, various tools for survival, a J. Crew scarf, a large knife with built in compass, a bandana, skeet thrower, baseball glove, gun case and the Dt. Dew.  These are all necessary for survival in Mt. Perfect right???  Don't worry.  They did not go back into the car.  Well the ski mask did.  As well as the bandana...I decided to take on this lil motto:
Hope you had a good weekend!  Courtney Reed-CONGRATULATIONS on the Bling Bling!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunscreen & Beer

Sunscreen & beer.  These two items are the key to my heart as of late. True story. (more on this later) So, as you know I have been a little stressed lately.   Yesterday I ended up only having to work in the morning because I finished my work.  I went home and changed into my favorite t-shirt and chacos (this always improves one's mood).  Then I headed out to our huddle lunch, which I thought no one was coming to so I packed a book.  I was then pleasantly surprised when Becky and Susalee showed up.  They are hilarious.  Hands down.  Then we headed to huddle and didn't have to listen to the tapes.  We just talked. Which I always love.  No offense to the tapes....Then I went to get a little sunburned on the Carmody's dock with Logan and Lauren. Things were going pretty good I must say.  But when I pulled into the driveway things got 135% better.  There was a lil present awaiting my arrival-


I was very excited at this point and no one was home so I had to use the self timer....

Seriously.  This is one of the best presents eveerrrrrrr.  Beer, sunscreen, dvd's, pedi, and more.  I almost teared up.  Two almost cries in one day.  I think we are getting closer to the big cry...Do you want to know who the super, cool, awesome, bad *ss, angel person is??  Rebecca Long.  She rocks.  Best neighbor ever.  Now you are probably jealous.  Oh well...

Here's to stress relief,

Sass

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Pleasant Surprise

First off- HERB WON!! It was close.  Not going to lie- I was worried.  We scored 1,334 votes to Smith's 1,275.  It was tight.  I actually thought we lost, so on the way to the campaign party I was practicing my "I'm totally fine/I feel like death" face (I've gotten pretty good at it).  I pulled in pretty late because I had to gather the results in North Mt. Pleasant which were not too good.  Lili informed me that we were up 51% to 49%.  The Sass family likes to keep things interesting.  Thanks to all who came out to vote.  Each vote truly counted.  (I'm glad you can't really see my facial expression in the pic because it wasn't good...I was a bit over the sign waving by this point) Now we have to make it down the home stretch.  April 26th is the general election. (No worries, I will remind you:)

I have a confession.  (Don't get excited-nothing to juicy this time)  I have been completely surprised in this month.  (Now you are on the edge of your seats)  Sorry to burst your excitement, but what I have been surprised by is not exciting or anything crazy, just simple.  What has surprised me you ask?  PEOPLE.  I have been completely surprised by people.  In all different facets.  I honestly think God needed to knock me upside the head by people to get me to figure things out.  You may be confused right now, but this is making perfect sense over here.  I didn't really realize this, but I am kind of a quick/harsh/uninformed judge of people.  Not all the time, just sometimes.  Oh, I should also add that I get super intimidated/scared of people.  And it is usually the least scary people that I am the most terrified of.  And mostly women (especially in large groups, i.e the Women's Retreat).  I'm a chicken.  Straight up.  I have realized that I am not exactly extroverted.  I think I am and extroverted introvert.  Yeah.  I'm going to go with that one.  People never believe me when I say this, but I can send the ol agent out when I need to.  Being peopley/sometimes funny is a defense mechanism for me.  I have to build up some courage before I can actually communicate with anyone that I am mildly afraid of)  So lately, I have actually gotten to know people that I was once scared of and tended to avoid.  Guess what??  In real life, they totally are AWESOME.  I wish I could say that this has only happened once, but that would be a big, fat lie.  If I had to guess a number, it would probably be like 5 in the past month.  Seriously.  Kind of sad on my part.  I wish I could be a little less like that.  I'm going to have to work on that.  I have also been really surprised by support. (this sounds cheesy, but just bare with me for a sec)  I just kind of realized that I have people that would step up for me.  I think sometimes I/we don't always feel like we have people to step up and fight (figuratively..) for us.  To be real honest I felt that way (more times than not).  That is one of the best & most relieving feelings I have felt in a really, really long time.  I don't actually know how to explain it.  Oh well.  I know all of this sounds weird, but I have been trying to sort through it all and just needed to write it out.  So there you have it.  Now you may think I am weird for putting this out there. And you may be right actually.  However, I think I'm not the only one who thinks about stuff like this.  Just thought you should know.  Try and make sure that you don't jump the gun while over analyzing people...You just might get surprised one day:)  Trust me, I know.  

Here is a pic from Logan's surprise engagement 
I hope you have yourself a delightful day.  I guess I can quit listening to the Disney music for a while.  

But I'm still waiting on the cry.  

Sass

Currently listening to "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.  Word up.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Campaign Trail...Are we there yet?

Seriously.  The campaign trail has kicked my tail.  I feel like I am on a car trip that is never ending.  You remember when you were a kid and would ask how far away you were.  Then your parents keep saying, "almost there."  Well, that pretty much explains where I'm at.  Except add some exhaustion, edgy-ness and anxiety.  Yeah.  That's about right.  Don't hear me wrong, this whole experience has been cool.  It has been fun to help dad and to learn a whole lot of new things.  I am so proud of dad.  He is truly the best candidate and I hope he wins:)  His friends and my uncle have gone above and beyond and I can't even begin to tell you how much that has meant to our whole family.  I can't thank them enough.  Everyone has worked so so so so hard in such a short amount of time.  Everyone gave like 245%.   This has truly been a grassroots campaign and it has been awesome.

That being said let me tell you something (time to get real).  Just going to throw it out there people.  I have reached my threshold. I don't think it's just the campaign stuff.  Several things have been accumulating. That's never good... I'm tired and I think I have a mild-to-severe- case of anxiety.  Totally normal.  Right?  I am going to ballpark that I think I have spent like 21 hours standing on the side of the road waving at strangers that just stare back at me...I did have some lovely roadside companions, but I was a lone ranger for a lot of it.  While standing on the side of the road you have some good quality time with yourself.  Too much quality time.  Let's see, I thought about a lot of things.  Like how I used to have a crush on David Justice and Chipper Jones and every single member of 98 Degrees (don't judge), in the 5th grade I thought that I would marry Prince William by the time I turned 20, how I could have gotten away with a whole lot more in high school if I hadn't been such a ginormous chicken and why don't we have a Krystals in Mt. Perfect anymore?  See what happens when my mind wanders...I also saw way too many tweens driving luxury cars.  I counted 20 cars yesterday and 13 were texting and driving.  I mean at least try and hide it people.  C'mon.  I thought about how I used to laugh at people standing on the side of the road.  We sure have come full circle haven't we?  I also thought of how hardly anyone votes.  I just don't get it. People fight for our rights and then we don't even use them...Time to jump off of the soapbox.

So let's just say I haven't slept as well as I like to.  Which in turns makes me edgy.  Throw in some anxiety + a little nervousness.  Oh and the need for a good cry.  You get what I like to call "the build up."  Now not everyone goes this route.  Some people are lucky and can cry on demand.  Or they just let their feelings out as they come.  Nope. Not here.  I wish.  Nah.  I like to be complicated and keep it all in.  Then I have emotional overload.  Only this time I  can't get in a good cry.  Dag.  Nope. You would think I could cry since I well up during lifetime movies or after laughing too hard. I'm all stopped up.  I don't know what the deal is. I am like Cameron Diaz in "The Holiday."  Home girl can't shed a tear.  So instead of a good cry, I get mad.  Which takes us nowhere.  So what's a girl to do?  I have no idea. Hopefully it will pass.  In the meantime I am laying here, with my favorite candle (from Celadon) and I am listening to Disney music on Pandora.  Celine, Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family and the Lion King are serenading me.  Not going to lie, it's pretty stellar. (still no tears though) So I think I will just immerse myself in some  more Disney for a while and see what happens.  Can't hurt.  I strongly recommend it.

So, if you could do me a huge favor I would really appreciate it.

VOTE HERB SASS MARCH 22nd!!!!!

I promise I won't wave from the side of the road anymore:)

-Sass

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm on a boat

I seriously can't believe that it is Sunday night.  Dag, this weekend sure did wiz by.  It was a good one too.  One of my all time favorite people came to visit.  Her name is Emily Jones, but her street name is Mike Jones.  Like the rapper.  That makes her sound sketchy, but she may actually be the least sketchy person that I know.  Emily flew in on Saturday morning.  (Emily and I went to Paraguay together, became besties, she left me to go back to the guay and now she throws down in the NYC.  I will explain later, that is just a brief summary).  We started her visit at the Boulevard with Betsy for a delightful and tasty lunch.  Just so you know, they have sweet potato tots.  Yes, it's true.  They are like a lil piece of heaven.  Okay, that may be pushing it, but they are quite good.  Then we decided it was only appropriate to commence the boating season.  So we loaded up and headed to the landing.  It was beautiful.  I seriously can't be more thankful to live in such a beautiful place.  For real.  We visited granny Hipp by boat and then went and visited the Carmody's by boat.  It was so so so nice out.  I would like to report my first mild burn of the season.  It wasn't bad, just the perfect amount.  We came home.  Lounged a bit.  Then headed downtown to Juanita G's to celebrate Lulie's belated birthday:)  Then we finished off the night with some of my favorite people at our favorite watering hole.  Today we went to church and lunch.  Then we hit up the Barnes and Noble.  This is important to me because I am a book worm.  But, I have been in a bit of a slump with the books.  Ever since I got addicted to the dang Friday Night Lights, I have not read a book.  Not a good situation since I usually read one per week.  Today I broke the slump and actually bought three books and I am super pumped.  Then we hit up the Wagner's and the Joyner's for a visit. Here are some pics from boat day (Betsy took the one of Em & I)
 It was a great weekend and I am so sad Emily has to head home tomorrow.  But she is probably better off because politician machine Sarah will be in full force to get ready for Tuesday's runoff.  Seriously.  I have not slept well in quite a while and the next two days may get a lil cray cray.  Sorry in advance.  I know many of you have seen me standing on the side of the road.  Holding a sign.  And waving...How bout a little wave back.  Yes, I know that I am standing on the side of the road and that apparently that is not cool.  I am aware.  But it's worse when people just stare at you and don't reciprocate...C'mon people, help a sister out.  That being said- If you are reading this and you live in our district- GO VOTE!! And make sure you vote for HERB! I mean who would not vote for this guy..He is the best.  I promise!

Love you long time,

Sass

Friday, March 18, 2011

The End Times

(This is long so you probably don't want to read any further) Cue the flashing lights, the panicked public, wild animals, aliens and the Darth Vador music.  Okay, maybe that was a bit dramatic-even for me.  Normally I would never even dare to talk about this out of my own fears and vain imaginings, but I think I have a new perspective.  Let me back up a second.  I never even used to talk about this, much less even think about it.  In fact, my facial expressions alone could have illustrated the feelings of panic that raged inside.  Just ask Biz.  She has seen the look of absolute panic several times-lucky for her:) Before Biz gave me the talk of doom, I honestly hadn't even given it a thought. (Biz, I'm exaggerating- don't get mad) No, I didn't know that I may need survivor skills like Bear,  or a cache of weapons and food. And force fields.  Just kidding.  We didn't really get that serious.  I just panicked a little more than was probably expected, but that is totally normal.  So after the first couple of panics ( I would also like to add that this lil subject is something you kind of have to keep to yourself bc other people will think you are a total freak, so really it was inner panic which is never good for the heart...) I decided I needed to investigate.  It's crazy.  I had never even read any parts of Revelation because it gave me the hebee jebees.  If you know me then you know if I don't talk about it or ignore it, then it just goes away....Ha.  Right....Well I decided to do some investigating.  I didn't get to far because I googled "the end times" and some rather disturbing things came up.  Then I hit images and was traumatized.  So I decided to postpone my research.  That being said- Yesterday I learned a lot.  And I feel good about it.

We had huddle/small group yesterday.  It ended up just being a couple of us.  Which was awesome because it was hilarious.  Well somehow it came up that we should be downing some iodine due to radiation.  And is this the beginning of the end?  This didn't sit well.  I could actually feel the ick feeling coming over me because I had no idea what was going on.  Then someone decided that we needed Steve Wood to come calm us down and actually tell us what's going on and what not.  So I grabbed a Dt. Coke and headed to his office to try and bribe him to come talk to us.. He said he would be there in 5....Once back in the room we kind of realized that we didn't exactly have any concrete questions to ask and he would probably think we were freaks.  So we practiced until he got there.  Here is what I learned:

*Usually talking about the end times invokes fear and panic (true story.  Can I get a witness?)
But, Job said seeing Jesus should invoke jubilation and celebration.  (Word. I am going to go with that one)

*There are several diff area of thought on how it is all going to go down.  Post millenial, pre millenial etc.  Steve is Pan millenial.  Which according to him means that it will all pan out in the end. (That's more my style)

*Repentance.  This was a big one for me.  I always think of it as constantly apologizing etc.  Well actually it should be a posture.  We should be constantly turning toward Christ.  (Good word.  I want to do that)

*Be prepared. (This is where I have to reign all my thoughts in.  Steve gave me a new/reasonable perspective)  He gave us an example, but I can't remember where it was in the Bible.  About a master going away and there is a faithful servant and a lazy servant.  The faithful servant did what his master asked etc and the lazy one didn't.  The good one remained faithful.  That is what we are called to do.  No matter what.  Be faithful in which we live.

*Shine like stars.  In Colossians it says that we shall shine like stars in the darkness (this is a paraphrase-don't quote me.)  The dark is the world.  I mean it's prolly going to get darker, but if we remain faithful we will be a light.  I think that is awesome.

*Timing.  Matthew 24:36.  Jesus didn't even know when it would all happen.  Only the father.  We spend so much time trying to predict all this stuff, but we have NO idea.  That actually makes me feel better.  I just know that I want to be faithful.  I want to abide and press in.  I want to shine like a star (sorry if it sounds cheesy, but its cool).

So I learned a lot.  Here is what I think.  We need to guard our hearts.  There is really only one voice we need to listen to.  In actuality, this is harder than it sounds, but I am giving it a try.  Actually, I hope that for you also.  I am also going to look at things through a new perspective.  I am going to try and see things through Christ's eyes.  I'm thinking that this will definitely be a positive.  I've actually already been completely surprised by some things, but I will save that for another day.

Here's to no panicking and guarding our hearts,

Sass

Monday, March 14, 2011

Betty's got a gun (among other things)

And so do her friends.  The title of this blog includes guns & dresses and we have been slacking on the weaponry side of things.  This post is actually going to touch on both sides of the spectrum.  Plus I have big news.  So here we go.

Friday I worked.  Then I campaigned.  Then I got super excited because I was going to go put the boat in for a lil afternoon trip because the weather was straight beautiful.  Well as soon as I got out of the car at the landing, the wind bout carried me to Summerville.  So I had to nix the boating expedition.  However it turned out to be a good afternoon because I got to go play with some of my all time favorite kids.  Then I got my you-know-what handed to me at some dance game on the wii.  Yes.  I got whooped by a mom (she shall remain nameless).  No comment.  Then I went to the Wagner's house to see Katie and her small army of friends that she brought home for spring break. Then to the Stouts to visit Logan.  Here ends Friday night:)

Saturday morning was splendid.  I did what I love to do.  Shoot guns.  That's right.  Mercury and I headed to Huger to meet Biz and her peeps to shoot skeet.  We got to shoot at the Payne's.  They rock.  Seriously.  They are living the dream.  Well maybe just my dream.  They live in the country, but not too far from the city, they can shoot guns in the front yard, 4 wheeler trails everywhere and there is a pond. So I was nervous the whole way out because I haven't shot in a while and there were going to be boys out there than shoot a lot.  And I didn't want to look like an amateur.  Plus I had to represent well to Merc...Well, it turned out pretty good for me and it turns out that it's just like riding a bike.  Kind of.  I think I still got it.  Only missed a few.  Us girls did pretty well out there if I do say so myself.  Here are a few of my favorite shots of the day:
Coolest baby momma I know
That's Biz taking em down
Ol Betty

The peanut gallery

Biz & her beau



Favorite shot of the day:) Pretty awesome if you ask me
Mercury shooting em up

Work it....
Totally normal....

Not going to lie, shooting did this lil soul good.  Then I went to a Kitchen & recipe shower for Camille.  Got to love recipes.  The ol girls were back together again.  I would just like to state that when I graduated high school everyone told me I would not still have my high school friends.  Well we are still going strong.  Run & Tell that!  Want to see?


Then I had to book it to a wedding downtown with some old friends who just happen to be some of my favorite people ever.  I also blew my Lent goals.  Time to rethink on that one.  Don't judge, just being honest here.  I also accidentally gave up the meaning of the Magic Number to one lucky friend...She was lucky...It won't happen again.

Here is the big news.  If you made it this far down then you are are a trooper.  Logan/D-Lo/Logs, one of my all time best and greatest friends has been taken.  True story.  Sorry boys.  I know I always act all sad when my friends get engaged, but it's not out of meanness.  It's because I am not a huge fan of change.  That's all.  But I can honestly tell you that I am 100% excited for Logan.  And I am also 100% emotional about this engagement.  I'm still waiting on a big cry (happy/emotional/much needed).  It must be delayed.  She truly is one of my favorite people.  I also discovered that I just may be just a little bit prophetic (we are talking like 1-2%), because I walked out of church knowing that she was engaged.  I kid you not.  She texted me during church ( Can I please also add that I got to write a short story with the above mentioned awesome kids during church + it was super fun) that she had a question for me before heading back to Greenville.  Then I got this ick feeling (in a good way).  I have come to experience this feeling several times over the past year so I am somewhat of an expert in this department.  I told two people on my way over to Creekside that I predicted an engagement, but they said no one gets engaged in the morning time...well they were wrong.  Logan had herself a good looking rock on that little finger.  I'm feeling pretty good about these engagement prediction skills if I do say so myself.  Here is the blushing bride to be:
She's all grown up now.  So there's my weekend in a nutshell.  A rather large nutshell.  Sorry if this bored you to death, but I do what I want.  Kind of.... Here's to a splendid week for you!

Out with a bang,
Sass and Betty (one in the same if you weren't quite sure)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Disbelief

Do not read this if you have ever cleaned your house.  Do not read this if you are a neat freak.  Megan Hensley-hit the big red X because this will make you have anxiety.  Actually I change my mind.  If you need inspiration or a kick in the rear to throw out your junk then read this.  If you are becoming a hoarder then read this.  Listen to these words or else this could happen to you:
This is real.  Real scary
This is real.  I just made my way out of it this morning.  Yes, that is a load of junk piled high into a tiny garage.  Yes, I did indeed I felt 100% nauseous and anxiety ridden as soon as I opened the door and had to hack my way into it.  Who knows, there could have been wild animals or wild hoodlums living in the abyss of junk.  I was waiting for the 7 dwarfs to come waddling out.  I actually measured how tall the pile was and it was 51 inches high.  AHHH.  Here is the best part.  The owner was actually following me around (add that to the list of pet peeves) and when we opened the door he never said anything.  In fact, I think he was kind of proud...No warning that the A-bomb was actually tested in his garage.  Nada.  He acted completely normal.  As you probably know, I tend to express myself with facial expressions.  I can't even imagine the horrified look on my face.   Luckily I changed to my standard everything is fine, but I'm freaking out inside look.  No worries, just another day in the life off an appraiser....

*Just to update you, the election was yesterday.  I started sign holding on the side of the road at about 6:45 am and finished at 6 pm.  Luckily I had a surprise visit from an angel/K.M with a lovely slush from the good ole Sonic to get me through the day.  Thank you to those who actually wave or honk and don't give you the death glare and make you feel super self conscious....Here is the good news: Herb Sass has made it to the runoff.  Which means 2 more weeks of standing on the side of the road.  It's time to gather the troops and press on.  (This is me giving myself a pep talk)  I really thing we can do it.  He is the best candidate and I think he can win.  VOTE HERB SASS March 22, 2011.  Run & tell that.  For real.  Tell your people.  Tell them to tell there people.

Catch you later,

Sass

Monday, March 7, 2011

The campaign trail

Tomorrow is the big day.  If you live in our district in Mt. P- GO VOTE!!! We have been campaigning like crazy.  You have probably seen golf carts in your neighborhood full of Sass signs.  And you probably saw Eliza & I on the side of Longpoint Rd. Friday and today.  Eliza has been my faithful sign waiving partner.  Betsy has been my hero because she went door to door with me on several occasions.  Betsy- you are awesome and I owe you HUGE.  We have had several guests on the campaign trail.  Shawn and Hamlin helped us in the Groves.  Martha helped us in Bayview.  So if you want to know how to be vulnerable-go stand on the side of a major road while waiving a sign.  It brings you out of your shell a bit.  Today I got some surprise visitors.  Who were they you ask??
I mean who would not vote for Herb after seeing these people on the side of the road?  That's what I thought.  They were by far the most spirited people I have seen today.  If you could, say a few prayers for Herb tomorrow.  He has been working super hard and I know that he would really appreciate it.  I'm off to watch CofC whoop up on some Wofford Terriers.

Peace.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Random Ramblings

This weekend was stellar.  It was also exhausting.  Here is what I can tell you.  Friday, I went to dinner with some of my faves.  On Saturday we had a proph. team retreat and let me just tell you.  IT WAS AWESOME.  I don't even know how to explain.  Awesome people.  Awesome music.  Awesome time.  I think I did happen to have a hot flash though.  I think I'm too young though.....Then Betsy and I went campaigning...In ase you were wondering what campaigning looks like.  Here is a lil visual for you:
Cool people are always standing on the side of busy roads, early in the morning.  Just thought you should know.  If you want to see it live I will also be there tomorrow.....So I have this friend.  We just happened to be out and about last night.  (She will remain nameless for now..)  We just happened to steal a mannequin.   It was stolen from a friend's garage.  Not a store or anything... And then it rode in the car.  Here is about the time I got embarrassed.  People began to notice it.  Well her I guess.  Do you want to see her?? Okay, okay.  Here she is.  I wanted to name her Pearl, but I think her name is SueAnne.
HAHAHA.  I know it weird.  But its kinda funny too.  Maybe you will see her around town.  Maybe not..Alright.  I'm out.  Sorry this is random and weird...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mysterious man crush=ABORT MISSION

I'm coming to you live.  I am at Metto right now.  And we have a serious problem.  Mysterious man is here.  In fact he is at a table directly next to me.  We have a minor flaw in the plan.  It has just come to my attention that he is MARRIED!! Ah.  Honest mistake people.  Never once have I seen him wearing bling.  For the love...Betty can not catch a break.  So mission #1 is a FAIL.  Oh well.  On to bigger + better things my friends.  Since the mission is over....I decided to try and sneak a lil phone pic just so I could have some evidence of the so called crush which is now non-existent.  I know this is wrong/stalkerish, but I know you want to see.....If this is anyone's husband- SORRY.  It was just a crush from afar....Don't judge...
Honestly, I am pretty proud of myself for pulling of the stealth like picture.  So there's a positive. But it looks like Betty is going to have to look for love in other places....

On to other news.

Yesterday was a pretty solid day.  I started it with coffee and a dear friend.  She is pretty awesome if you ask me.  Plus she like to shoot guns too and how many of your girl friends like to do that. Then I ended it with one of my other favorite people.  Who doesn't love a good happy hour and good conversation.  She doesn't love guns, but she makes me laugh and can kick my tail....

Now here is my favorite part of the day.  Biz has already noted this on her blog, but I am going to brag on it too.  Two of my favorite people have come up with an absolutely brilliant idea.  It is something that I have even thought about, but had no way of ever making it real.  Matt  & Josh are making it happen.  As you know, I love to hunt and fish. And I like guns. In a totally safe, not weird way (sorry, I felt like I needed to clarify).  I also thoroughly enjoy photography.  Well, when you mix all of those together you get American Drake.  Check it out.  Such an awesome idea.  These aren't just photographs.  They are stories told without words.  This is for people that have a true love of the outdoors.  That love the hunt.  Not just the trophy.  They love the woods, the water, the preparation, the suspense, all the time that goes into it and the tradition.  I really can't wait to see what these guys do.  And I can't wait to see some lady people on there.....So do yourself a favor and check it out.  It's worth your time.  

Run and tell that.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mysterious man crush...Take 2 (Betty's quest for love vol. 1)

So I am here at Metto.  I decided today was the day that I would actually talk to my potential mysterious man crush.  Maybe talk to is a strong phrase, more like make eye contact or give a solid head nod.  All morning I debated on whether or not to come here.  I changed my outfit twice (which is a huge step for me) I even brushed my hair.  Made sure my outfit matched and brushed my tooth.  I then made the journey over to Metto.  I finally get the courage and guess what?? Mr. Mysterious is MIA.  Go figure.  So there I am, standing at the door, looking defeated.  (Cussing on the inside) I decided I may as well get some iced coffee to repair the hopes and confidence.  While standing there, I realize there are no seats to spare in this place which always puts me in a bad mood.  I go over to the fixin's station for some cream and sugar.  Then this very nice man (who is not as cute as crush #1, but super friendly + he was wearing boots) comes up and says:

"If you are planning to sit a while, you can share my table with me."

Wow.  Now that was nice.  Then we started conversing.  Minutes turned into hours...JUST KIDDING.  Sorry I couldn't help it.  Ha.  He was very nice though and I was super grateful for a seat.  I don't think it was love at first sitting.  Okay now I am dying laughing.  Table sharing man just left and what do you know?  A very nice older man has just asked to share this ol table.  I think I need to re-evaluate the vibes that are being emitted.  He is very nice though.  I would guess he's in the 58-67 age range.  Oh well.

So there you have it.  Betty's first quest for love was not what I would call successful.  Here's to round two.  Hopefully.

Yours truly,
Betty B:)

*I would like to add that I have been sitting here the whole entire time listening to "Have a little faith in me," the John Hiatt/Dawson's Creek version on repeat and it makes me want to cry every single time.  I think it is time to re watch all the Dawson's Creek episodes.  It could do this heart good.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Joe's Buddy

Today is March 1st.  I always remember this day because it is impossible to forget.  This is the day that Joe went to see Jesus.  I wasn't going to write anything, but then I could not stop thinking about it.  I think of him often when I pass an old Jeep Cherokee or someone fishing.  Or if you just look at his awesome brother, who is now the spitting image of him.  Because of Joe, I do not think I would be where I am today.  Through Joe I think I truly saw God and began to understand him.  I saw the most random group of people come together in love.  I saw lives become transformed (including my own).  Joe was amazing and I just want to take a few moments to remember.  I am so thankful to have known him.