Seven Quick Takes (vol.8)

September 25, 2009 at 9:09 am 16 comments

 Isn’t it weird how the days go at a snail’s pace but the weeks fly by? I hear this is what adult life is all about. Oh well, the one good thing is that Friday comes quickly and you get another volume of Seven Quick Takes. You can visit to visit other Quick Takers.


Three bloggers that I regularly read have announced this week that they are pregnant. And then one that already knew she was pregnant found out she was having twins. So to all of the other bloggers that I read, watch out. There must be something in the cyberspace I bring to your site.

It’s feast or famine here, y’all! I either have nothing to talk about or too much. I’m approaching the too much stage right now. Consequently, I’m doing a bonus post tomorrow. If you’re like me and spend that majority of your week in front of a computer screen and need a smidgen of a break over the weekend, well don’t. Visit on Saturday because there is a 98% chance that I’ll be doing a bonus post.

Or don’t. It’ll still be here on Monday. Although I’m not quite sure what two doses of R&R in one sitting could do to a person. If you’re willing to take the risk, be my guest.

The past few weeks during my Quick Takes I have talked about music. Which is really odd because I’m not a music appreciater. But there’s a song out that I really just need to talk about. But first, the rant. (There’s always a rant.) I hate when country artists throw in a few key words to guarantee that their song will be a hit. Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith are the main offenders that come to mind. Kenny throws in “high school” or “beach” every now and then to make sure the kids like him. Toby throws in “America” or “bar” to get hits. I don’t like this. It seems fake.

But there is a song out by Zan Brown Band called “Toes” and it is wonderful! If you’re having a bad day, listen to it and you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the beach with a cold beer (or fruity Pina Colada, if you’re one of those). Take a look see.

It should be an exciting weekend for me. My church is having a shrimp boil tonight but we won’t be going because shrimp kills Stephen. So my weekend will consist of cooking, decorating, hosting a bridal shower, cleaning up after the bridal shower, going to a wine bar, hosting a Pampered Chef Party, and cleaning up after the Pampered Chef party. It’ll be oodles of fun. (And I get to spend time with my Blog Friend 4 Ever, Lauren! Be jealous. Be very, very jealous.)

Who’s brilliant idea was it to put Grey’s Anatomy and The Office on the same night? I’m forced to choose between the two and since I am married to a man, I have to choose The Office. Which is fine because I love The Office, but it makes me sad to see 42,000 facebook statuses (stati?) that say something about “OMG, Grey’s tonight!!” and know that I won’t be watching Grey’s tonight. And also, why are all of these shows so long?? I’m fine with giving The Biggest Loser 2 hours of my week because they can’t fit it all into an hour and it’s my favorite. But 3 nights of Dancing With the Stars? Two nights of Idol? A two hour season premiere of Grey’s? Sheesh people!

I have a blog obsession. Well I have many, really. But there is a blog out there that is just AMAZING. It’s called YoungHouseLove. Kathleen from Kapachino told me about it when I was talking about painting my wood paneling. Thank you Kathleen. A thousand times, thank you. I have shared this website with so many people and wasted so much time browsing around it. You will not be disappointed. (Except when you learn that you didn’t win the $500 Lowe’s gift card.) On that note, I have three comments.

– SOMEONE needs to have a wedding like theirs. If I wasn’t already married, I totally would. Sister? Sister-in-laws? Check that section out and we will make it happen!

– Last night I told Stephen, “If we weren’t already married, I’d want a wedding like that. But not. Because I’m too scared of weather and I’d get a migraine from worrying about it.” Last night I dreamt about my wedding day. EVERYTHING went wrong. The cake was delivered in separate tiers for us to put together. When we put it together it was the shape of a car and there was a giant M&M person on top. I cried. My dad told me that there is nothing wrong with the M&M person, who doesn’t like giant M&M’s?? It was terrible.

– I’m sad to think that this site has been around for two years and I didn’t know about it. So would you guys please tell me what other blogs I’m missing out on??

My Blog Friend Lauren is organizing a Houston bloggers meet up. Naturally I’m invited because, well, I’m her favorite. We’re both trying to see if there is any interest out there. If not, it’s okay. Lauren and I will split a bottle of wine, this cheesecake, and talk about how disappointed we are in all of you. It’s possible that many of you have already heard this request since Lauren posted it on Wednesday and I think we have many shared readers. (We’re trying to at least. That’s why we keep sending you back and forth.) So anyways, let me know if you’re interested via comments or email.

Have a great weekend!

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lindsay  |  September 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

    When I saw the video for Toes, I got really excited because i LOVE that song!! Then I thought you were going to bash it and I was going to get super pissed…luckily you are smart and didn’t. That song ROCKS!

  • 2. Lauren From Texas  |  September 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Like that song, but am shocked because of the “cussing” that you would post it 😉


    Also – please, please, anyone in the Houston area – email Chelsea or I if you want to come to a meet-up! It won’t be as much fun without you!

  • 3. Spotty Prep  |  September 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I was having an “I strongly dislike my life” moment in the car on the way to work this morning and Toes came on and did make my commute slightly more bearable. 🙂 Chicken Fried is still my favorite though!

  • 4. Darla  |  September 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

    A Houston meet up sounds fun!

  • 5. Debbie  |  September 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

    um holy crap! young house love!!!!!! thank ya ma’am! I think I just spent the last 45 minutes on their site. and that backyard wedding….UH-mazin! loved it all. thanks for the heads up…their links on my blog. 🙂


  • 6. Taryn M. Peine  |  September 25, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Interested in a Houston meet up for sure! But not in getting pregnant because you’re reading my blog…;-)

  • 7. Cousin Kim  |  September 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Sophie REALLY liked that song/video. She actually sat still and watched the entire thing! WOW! (Baby Einstein look out for the Zac Brown Band!)
    I hope you recorded Grey’s… it was pretty darn cool. I don’t wanna ruin anything… maybe I should blog about Grey’s… :o)
    I hope your non-shrimp-filled weekend is long and wonderful! TGIF!
    We are headed to Zac and Sarah’s tomorrow for fun and free babysitting. Love you!

  • 8. Sarah  |  September 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Okay! Please let’s do a Houston meet-up!

    (I left something similar in Lauren’s comments)

  • 9. Lindsey  |  September 25, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Ok first… the toes song is one of my faves right now and young house love…. I love their site. I have followed them now for a couple of months and totally told my friends I wanted to get remarried to Tim so I could have a wedding like theirs! How funny!

  • 10. Jill  |  September 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Ok, I would just like to say a few things.
    1-your weekend sounds about 15x more fun than mine. you have all kinds of fun plans! me? not so much. college football game tho, that should be fun.

    2-if your reading my blog means I will become pregnant, please stop. I will just email you the nonsense I write about 😛

    3-If I were in Houston I would totally crash your party. Blog meetup party, that is.

  • 11. mom  |  September 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Okay, I can’t believe you like that song (or video for that matter) because (1) it says a– many many times and you just said you didn’t like that word AND AND AND (2) if you look very carefully at the guy in the video, HE IS WEARING JORTS!!! 🙂 catchy tune!
    Grey’s was long because it was over a period of 40 days or something like that. I have it taped if you have TIME to watch it (but I doubt it with your busy schedule this weekend!) Dad and I are gonna have a good weekend at the LONGHORN game! Hook ‘Em!

  • 12. Joy  |  September 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for visiting, There were many things I enjoyed about living in Houston but definitely missed autumn. Love pumpkin lattes!! Have fun this weekend!

    I guess you should keep reading my blog, we are almost ready for another munchkin

  • 13. Kristin  |  September 26, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Twins? EEEEEK! I’m terrified that I’ll get them the next go around. They run in the fam.

  • 14. Kapachino  |  September 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I hope the pregnant thing works for me. Been trying for that one for awhile! I’m definitely interested in a Houston meet-up, depending on the date. And I’m glad you like Young House Love! The only bad thing about them is that they instill such envy in my heart. 🙂

  • 15. kelly  |  September 28, 2009 at 8:39 am

    parkour parkour!

  • 16. tankless water heaters  |  July 11, 2014 at 1:14 am

    tankless water heaters

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