Seven Quick Takes (vol.5)

September 4, 2009 at 9:14 am 21 comments

Oh friends. It’s Friday! How glorious! And not only that, we have a three day weekend. That almost makes me want to do a happy dance. I totally would if I weren’t 8 feet tall and so very white and completely unable to pick up any rhythm, even made up rhythm in my head. Maybe I’ll just do a really cool fist pump.

Anyways, because it’s Friday that also means it’s time for some Quick Takes. Seven of them, to be exact. You can head over to to see a whole bunch of other Quick Takers or to add your own to the list. Enjoy!


Last night, Stephen called humus “pita juice”… that’s gross. And not even accurate. I guess he could call it “chick pea juice” but even that sounds nasty.

Last night I was asked to serve in another area at church. It’s something I believe in and would love to see thrive, so I agreed. Want to know the terrible, horrible news? I found out that we’ll be meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Do you know what I do on Tuesdays??? That’s MY night. My time to sit in front of the television for two hours and eat pizza and watch the best television show that ever existed. The Biggest Loser. Since the first Tuesday of September has already passed, our first meeting is September 15. Otherwise known as the season premiere of The Biggest Loser. Otherwise known as the day I start living my life again.

So I’m not sure how I’m going to handle this. For those of you who weren’t around during last season, you may not understand. This show is my life. I love it. And each Wednesday I devote a post entirely to Biggest Loser. So, you see, I can’t DVR it and watch it the next day. Not just because I don’t have a DVR, but because it’ll throw off my blogging routine. And you don’t want to throw that off. I think I’ll have a heart to heart with my parents and ask them to DVR it and let me come over after my monthly meeting and stay up late to watch it. Mom, Dad… consider this our heart to heart. Thanks, you’re the best!

In other Biggest Loser news, I saw a preview for the new season last night. Remember Daniel from the orange team that went home pretty early on? He’s back! I think that’s fantastic. But I was sad to see that Mike’s brother wasn’t on. Unless that’s a surprise. I can only dream… 

Stephen and I are going to paint our living room next weekend. I’m absolutely giddy with excitement! It’s currently covered in disgusting wood paneling. This weekend I may start on some of the prep work. Apparently you have to clean, sand, clean, prime, and then paint. There are even more steps if you plan to fill in the cracks between the panels. I think we’re choosing not to do that. It’ll look great without those filled in. It’s going to be a ton of work but SO worth it!

I heard on the radio that there was a study about men. Apparently if they are around a hot woman and then take a test, their scores are much lower than normal. Researchers say that they think men use up a lot of energy and brain function trying to look good and impress the girl that there isn’t much left when they need it for the test. That’s also why they stumble on their words and do dumb things while they are around these women. My thoughts? I guess that explains why I’m constantly surrounded my so many idiots.


I got my laptop case in the mail last night. I love it. I put my laptop in it immediately and it sat on my lap while I was on the couch watching tv. I made Stephen tell me over and over how happy he was that I love it and how much he loves it. I even made him pet it and tell me how wonderful it is. And he humored me, because he’s that awesome of a husband. Really yall, it was $20! I’m thinking that I’m going to be doing the majority of my Christmas shopping through Etsy. I’d so much rather give my money to “the little man” and the things you can buy there are so cute… and custom! If you know some good sellers, give me the link. If you are a seller, give me your link!

When I brought it in the room to show Stephen he said, “Is that what you bought from that girl, Etsy?” He’s cute.

Three day weekend.

The Heaven’s are opening and the angels are singing … “Ahhhhhhhhh” (That’s not a yell, it’s a beautiful tune.)

Three days. A lot I want to do. I’m getting my hair cut tonight and then going on a dinner date with my hubby. Tomorrow I will be either writing or cleaning the living room wall, depending on my mood. We also have a Princess Party to attend for Stephen’s cousin’s daughter… who is just so stinking cute you could spread her on a cracker! All I’m saying is that it’s a good thing she is so cute and that UT is playing a crappy team, because her party is at the same time as the game. I’m also spending some time with a couple girl friends from high school, always a pleasure! Basically, what I’m telling you is that my weekend is going to be fabulous.


I will leave you with a beautifully written letter that my Blog Friend 4 Ever, Lauren wrote:

Dear 3 Day Weekend,
I love you. I would even make out with you, if you were make-out-able.

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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren From Texas  |  September 4, 2009 at 9:21 am

    hahahahaha. I should be more careful about what I email you when I know you are doing your 7 Quick Takes 😉

  • 2. Joy  |  September 4, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Yay new laptop case!!

    Happy room prep!!
    Happy 3 day weekend!!

  • 3. DebbieQ  |  September 4, 2009 at 10:09 am

    We go to the county fair on Monday and eat ourselves sick! I can hardly wait.

  • 4. Caroline  |  September 4, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I love “The Biggest Loser” too. We eat Buffalo Wild Wings while watching it. So bad, I know.

    I just discovered Etsy and I LLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEE it. I think it’ll be getting me into some trouble. Oh, well.

  • 5. Autumn  |  September 4, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Awww… i LOVE The Biggest Loser too! And “pita juice” is a really nasty description!
    Have an awesome weekend!

  • 6. Lindsay  |  September 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

    #5…HAHAHHA! hilarious. Makes sense though…cuz guys have a LOT of dumb moments.

    #6…I am very excited about checking out this Etsy site…VERY excited.

    #7…my weekend just might rock as well, we will see!

  • 7. Erin  |  September 4, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Etsy, 3-day weekends, and hummus? You’ve definitely got my attention.

    I’m trying REALLY hard not to be selfish and to put KINGDOM things first…which means that this year I am not allowing myself to skip my women’s Bible study for LOST!!! I SO TOTALLY get where you’re coming from!

  • 8. mom  |  September 4, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    #2 – I am at that SAME meeting so we will watch it together AFTER the meeting – we won’t bring cookies to that meeting so we can hurry out! #4 – good idea NOT to fill in the cracks….will look great!
    #7 YEA for 3 day weekends – Ohhhh, mine are ALL 3 day weekends! 🙂

  • 9. Rachel  |  September 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    You know why Stephen’s description of humus sounded gross? Because humus is gross… no matter how you spread it. haha 🙂

  • 10. Kim  |  September 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I loved your quick takes! and even more I love that letter to the 3 day weekend. It completely sums up how I feel about it.

    My hubbie-to-be usually works late but this month has been coming home at a normal time. I spent my Wednesdays vegged out watching Ghost Hunters and have been unable to do that, which makes me grumpy. I totally understand.

  • 11. Sarah  |  September 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I am completely freaked out by the term “pita juice.” I gagged a little just typing that.

  • 12. Kristin  |  September 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Ahhhhh, that girl Etsy. That’s hysterical! I’m a wee bit addicted to the old Etsy!

  • 13. Samantha  |  September 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I laughed out loud to what your hubby said – “that girl, Etsy.” Too funny.

    Hope you have a great three-day weekend!!

  • 14. mbowman7  |  September 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Girl you always crack me up.
    #1 – Pita Juice Gross !!!
    #2 – Haven’t watched the biggest loser but I might just start since I want to start losing weight also.
    #4 – I have wood panneling too. I am so over it !!!
    #5 – Thay explains alot !!!
    #6 – I can’t wait to check out that girl Etsy !!! LOL
    #7 – Yea !!! 3 day weekend !!!!

  • 15. Darla  |  September 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Biggest Loser is totally the highlight of my week. And I so want the brother to be on the show this season. I think I even remember getting a little choked up last season over the whole thing. I can’t wait to read your recaps! We always joke that it has to be wrong that our family orders pizza and watches Biggest Loser. Total contradiction … but it’s what we do and we love it.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • 16. Debbie  |  September 4, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I JUST saw a preview tonight that had Daniel in it!!! How did he get back?! I’m excited, though. And oh sweet baby Jesus, if Mike’s brother was on the season, too???? AHHHHH! I don’t know if I could contain myself.

    The season premiere is also my birthday…such a great present. 🙂

    And, this 3 day weekend could not have come at a better time…love it!

  • 17. Kelly  |  September 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I love The Biggest Loser. I like to run on the treadmill while watching it. So even if that’s the ONE day I work out, it’s awesome! … and #5… Hilarious!

  • 18. Kathleen  |  September 4, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Your weekend DOES sound fabulous. I have to work the whole time, such a bummer!

  • 19. Maureen  |  September 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    OK, but did you see the advertisement for the upcoming Biggest Loser season? Allison to the poor girl on the scale “You are OFFICIALLY the HEAVIEST person we have EVER had on The Biggest Loser.” Geez, as if she didn’t feel bad enough??? Of course, I can’t wait for it to start either!

  • 20. Gabby  |  September 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Sounds like a fun weekend with hubs. Jealous your dog sleeps in. I am doing an evil grin while I type that it is only fair you have a baby to mess up your sleep patterns.

    Would love to see the haircut. I’d love to go out to dinner, too, but I think that would be awkward with your hubby calling me the “bloggy” girl.

  • 21. Jill  |  September 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Hahah! “That girl, Etsy?” hehehe he’s cute!

    I miss blogging. And I know you miss my blogging. But anyway. I hope you have a fan-tabulous weekend. 🙂

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