Seven Quick Takes (vol.10)

October 9, 2009 at 9:35 am 18 comments

 Good morning and happy Friday! What a great weekend I have ahead of me! And I hear that we might get a weather change here in Houston so it’s not in the 90’s. Not that I care, I love the heat… but I think everyone else will be less grumpy.

Here you go- visit for more quick takes.


Hey, let’s all do something fun. Open Google in another tab. Just do it, trust me on this. Type in “how to know if my waterbed is filled enough” and click on the first thing that comes up. Sometimes I think Google is drunk.

Okay, back to my thoughts on Tracey. (Biggest Loser talk, skip this one if you aren’t interested.) Here is why I think Tracey could be planted by NBC. All of her circumstances are just too weird. She passes out and doesn’t come back the rest of the week. She finally makes it back but can’t work out but SHE STILL LOSES WEIGHT! She gets control of the game. She still can’t work out but still loses weight. It just doesn’t make sense. I’ve been watching this show long enough to know that something is sketchy. Now I have no idea what the benefit is to NBC to do this, maybe just to get us talking. All I know is that something just isn’t right with this chick.

See that ad at the top right? Green Grass Meats? Yeah, you should click on that and go visit that site. (No, I don’t get paid if you click. Just click for the love of food.) I may or may not have gotten a cooler full of meat from them yesterday. I may or may not be able to focus at work today because all I can think about is the brisket in my freezer. I may or may not have taken a picture of my husband hugging the cooler full of red meat. God bless Texas, I love meat.

Today is my grandpa’s birthday! Everyone, give him some love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA! I love you and hope you have a great day… I know it’ll be tough since you won’t get to see me. 🙂


Does anyone know when Julie & Julia comes out on DVD? I’m ready to see it one or five more times. I miss Julia.

I found this awesome website. Remember when I told you that I can’t stand Nickelback?? Seriously, all of their songs sound the same and they are just so annoying. Apparently I’m not the only one that thinks this. Check out this website: 
Incase you don’t excel at reading sentences with no spaces, it says “Is Nickelback the worst band ever?” Click it!

A month or two ago, Pioneer Woman announced that she was going on a book tour to promote her new cookbook. Of course I wanted to be there. But when I looked at the schedule, Houston wasn’t there. Austin was on the list but it was on a weekday and since I doubt my boss will feel like this is a necessary trip, I knew I wouldn’t be able to go. However, after yesterday’s post, I learned that Houston is actually on the list. On a weekend! December 5, to be exact. So of course I’m going. And you should too. And then afterwards, we should get a latte or a mojito or a hamburger or something. Who’s game?

Have a great weekend and HOOK ‘EM HORNS!   \m/

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mom  |  October 9, 2009 at 10:02 am

    OMG – first on google!!! How funny is that! I hope you enjoy your red meat – yuuummmm…Happy 75th grandpa! and Hook ‘Em times two….

  • 2. sarah  |  October 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Okay, first off, I totally just giggled when I saw your mom was the first comment. Cute!

    1. I am not going to lie. I just did this. Google brings people who are searching for “Houston housewives looking for fun” to my page. So yeah, there’s that.

    2. Tracey. I can’t even look at her. She hurts my face.

    3. This reminds me…I work in Oil & Gas and I used to get a box of smoked meats every year for Christmas. I know I won’t be getting one this year and my fiancee is suffering from depression as a result of it. He refers to as The Smoked Meats and brags to all of his friends.

    4. Happy Birthday Grandpa!

    5. No idea. Probably the holidays. But The Proposal is already out on DVD so who knows.

    6. I am secretly in love with this website.

    7. I’ve got nothing here. I don’t really follow her that much, but now and again she has some delicious recipes. Wait. Maybe I do have something to say.

  • 3. Spotty Prep  |  October 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I don’t get Tracey either- maybe she did some weird metabolism thing before the show that involved carb loading and eating lots of fat, and when she stopped her crazy diet the pounds just came off? And kept coming off? That’s my weirdo conspiracy theory. That, and she’s just crazy.

    Happy birthday to your grandfather!!

    I wish I could be in Texas for the cookbook signing/mojito getting, that sounds like a lot of fun!

  • 4. Jimbo  |  October 9, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I’m jumping on the Seven Quick Takes comment bandwagon:
    1) Erm……
    2) Maybe Tracey has sold her soul to the evil one
    3) If I didn’t already have two-hundred pounds of meat with my name on it coming to us from a local rancher, I would be on it! Having a chest freezer has been one of the best purchases we’ve ever made!
    4) Happy Birthday Grandpa!
    5) J&J comes out on DVD December 8, 2009
    6) HAha!
    7) I will be preordering her cookbook at lunch today. Looks awesome and I love what she and her family are doing (even though I don’t regularly check her blog)

    What are the chances of your book tour coming through Wichita Falls, Chelsea?

  • 5. Laura Rosenhagen  |  October 9, 2009 at 11:25 am


  • 6. Erin  |  October 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    1. You’re famous! I am seriously impressed.
    I skipped 2- because I don’t watch that- even though Lauren threatened to not be my friend anymore 😦 That’s what I call an empty threat!
    3. There is NOTHING BETTER than red meat. Except maybe a nice, smoked pork. Yum. Don’t get me started.
    4. My Grandpa’s 74th birthday was yesterday! I sure love Grandpas.
    6. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Agreed. I literally “guffawed.”
    7. I’m totally clicking on that link riiiiight NOW.

  • 7. kelly  |  October 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    7. i’m in!!!! my mom is so upset the one time she is going out of town is the same weekend pdub will be here.

  • 8. DebbieQ  |  October 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    2. I am still thinking about this whole “NBC plant” idea you have. I am reserving judgment at the moment because I just can’t think how it would benefit NBC, especially if it came to light that she actually was a plant

    4. Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!

    6. I have one Nickleback song in my ipod and I think that is going to be plenty for the rest of my life.

    7. I keep campaigning for PW to stop in NE Ohio but I don’t see it yet. Hope springs eternal…..

  • 9. Kim  |  October 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    My theory on Nickleback is this: they know how bad they are, they embrace it and are at this point just a caricature of themselves. No, no hear me out. So I read somewhere that aside from when they drop a CD and tour to promote it that they live in some remote area of Canada where they live peaceful existances of no one knowing/caring who they are. That’s why they are never really talked about. I think they realize how stupid most of the listening public is, figured out the formula to “hit songs” long ago and drop cds full of nothing but singles just to support their other lifestyle. Much like most of us work to pay for the things we really want to do.

    I used to agree they were the worst band ever but then Daughtry came out who I seriously believe is a Nickleback knockoff which is seriously worse then Nickleback. I cannot even explain the depths which I hate Daughtry. I mean really- who gets their last name tatooed on their back? Even if it is the band name it’s YOUR name dumbbutt.

  • 10. Pippy  |  October 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I seriously love the google thing! How do you see what brings people to your site? That would be kind of entertaining.

  • 11. osarah  |  October 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Can you believe Julie & Julia STILL has not come out here? I think it’s finally showing here at the end of the month. I’m excited.

    I started reading Pioneer Woman awhile back and then unsubscribed in a nearly futile attempt to make my life simpler. (Logic: less posts to read = more simplicity, so I deleted many blogs that post often. That was stupid of me.) This past week, however, I have spent more of my free time reading her “love story.” I’m almost finished. Have you read it?

  • 12. This Heavenly Life  |  October 9, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so jealous that you get to go see PW. Isn’t she everybody’s best friend?

  • 13. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair  |  October 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    What a GREAT photo of you and your grandpa!

  • 14. Ashley  |  October 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    If I only lived in TX, I would so be at the PW book thing with you!


  • 15. Cio  |  October 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    #1. Tracy is the anti-christ
    #2. I LOVE meat!! 😀
    #3. Happy B-day G-pa!
    #4. the movie is released on DVD on December 8th, 2009
    #5. scratch that. NickelBack is the anti-christ.

    : )

    Happy Weekend!

  • 16. mbowman7  |  October 11, 2009 at 10:25 am

    – Happy belated b-day Grandpa !!!

    – Pioneer Woman in Houston…..I sooo hope I can make it to the signing !!!!

  • 17. The Husband  |  October 11, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Yay UT!

    Happy birthday grandpa-in-law!

  • 18. Dottie  |  October 13, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hey Chelsea, I would be up for a Pioneer Woman meeting…let me know. Dot

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