Monday, January 28, 2008

SAG Awards

I love the award shows. The SAG Awards are a particular favorite. I'm so jealous because I want to be an actor. I'd love to have my SAG card and be a working actress. I don't want to be a "celebrity." I want to ACT. I have never acted in front of a camera really. I LOVE being on stage, though. *sigh* Life works the way it is supposed to, I guess.

Here are some of the dresses (and suits) from the show last night. Most people did so well. There were no huge mistakes. I thought some people looked AMAZING though. It was beautiful.

Michelle Pfeiffer. It's unfair that she has been so beautiful for so so so long, right. Remember Grease 2? I wanna COOOOOOOL RIDER, a COOl, COOL, COOL, COOL, RIDER! A C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R! Ok, Ok, sorry. Michelle Pfeiffer is in the nominated Hairspray cast. She is wearing a taupe Versace dress, Louboutain pumps, Neil Lane jewels, and Lambertson Truex crocodile clutch. Her hair and makeup are gorgeous. She's lovely.
Tina Fey is the woman I would love to be. She is a writer, actor, mother. She is hilarious, adorable and talented. Last night, she won Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She looks so good in this Philosophy de Alberta Ferretti cocktail dress, Daniel Swarovski clutch and Lorraine Schwartz bangles (which I love).
Oh, Marion Cotilliard! I love, love, love her. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Movie for La Vie en Rose (winner was Julie Christie for Away From Her). I think she looks absolutely brilliant in this pale grey Nina Ricci gown. Her face is pretty and strong enough to carry off that hairstyle. I love the entire look. One of my favorites.
Rebecca Gayheart is the wife of Eric Dane, McSteamy on Grey's Anatomy. I have loved her since she was on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Antonia (Toni), Dylan's wife who gets killed by accident. Remember? I think she brings the '80s back here (in a good way) in her red Marchesa gown and H. Stern earrings.
How gorgeous is this couple? Prettier than Angelina and Brad! Her hair and makeup look fabulous and he is beautiful.
Angelina Jolie was nominated as Best Actress for A Mighty Heart. Speculation that she's pregnant is running rampant after she appeared in this flowing patterned vintage Hermes. I'm glad she isn't wearing her usual plain black dress. The photographer behind the couple looks very impressed.
The Samantha Who? star was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Christina Applegate wears Ellie Saab and Neil Lane jewels. I love her! She is a "big damn deal." She is really funny and the show is great. I love her in this dress, too. Blondes in silver... awesome.
Kate Hudson presented with my boyfriend, Matthew Mc (who looked SUPER gorgeous with his short hair and black on black outfit. Looking for a picture...), and her co-star in Fool's Gold. She is so incredibly beautiful and I love her style. It's a little like mine- kinda bohemian/glam. This is an empire waist Balman gown. It's not my favorite but, it's cute. I like it because it's different. Her hair- no. I don't like the front/bang area. But, I love her.

Kyra Sedgewick looked very young in this L'Wren Scott dress and Fred Leighton diamonds. I love the show The Closer and I like her in it but, she comes off as flakey in interviews. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series (won by Edie Falco for The Sopranos).
A young Hollywood girl who dresses beautifully and stays out of trouble. How refreshing. Amanda Bines is wearing Marchesa. She was nominated, along with the rest of the cast, for Best Cast in a Movie for Hairspray.
How great does America Ferrera look? I love this Monique Lhuillier lace gown. She was nominated for Best Actress in a comedy series. This was one of my most favorite looks of the night.
Yeah, this one was supposed to be up there with the other couples but, OH WELL! All such gorgeous couples, too. Kate Beckinsale's dress and jewels look good but, I do not like the gaunt face with the major color on the cheeks. She could eat. The dress, a Luisa Beccaria, needs to be filled. I know, I know, everyone on here needs to eat. For some reason, she looks extra skinny. Her husband, director Len Wiseman, is a cutie. What about his open shirt-no tie look?
Debra Messing is HUGE favorite of mine. Lindsey says that "Grace" is a lot like me and it's not far from the truth. I love Debra for her ability to be really funny no matter what it takes. She throws herself into the comedy, the moment, without censoring her body or face. She throws herself into the role and does the big ugly cry, the throw-your-head-back laugh, the butt-of-the-jokes, or the beauty. This dress was so much better on tv. I bet it was even better in person. It's an Oscar de la Renta. I love the whole look- hair, makeup, dress, jewelry.

For a list of the winners go here.

Let me say that I think The Sopranos was a great show and blah,blah,blah... but, good GOD! I am so.freaking.glad this is the last award season they are eligible for. I thought last year was but, oh no!! I'm so so so so sick of them. Sick of the "goodbyes" and sick of the "awards" sick to death of them. It's OVER.

Also, why wasn't Matthew Fox nominated for an Emmy, SAG, Golden Globe? His performance in the S3 finale was award worthy. The show as a whole not nominated? What is that? It's better than Grey's Anatomy was this past season and last. I don't understand that.

P.S. My boyfriend in Georgia (not to be confused with Matthew Mc) and his wife (pesky thing!) had thier first baby! Walter Chandler Lee, Jr or Walt as he will be known. Awwwww.

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See My True Color Shining Through

What's Your True Color?
My Result: Orange
Take this test!
You're a bold, confident orange. A warm, powerful color that indicates a strong, welcoming personality, orange is the mark of people who are social and extroverted by nature. Vibrant, with an upbeat attitude, you have a bright, inviting demeanor. Energetic and fun-loving, you're a real friend-magnet. Your easy charm and unassuming manner make you the sort of person people want to meet and get to know better. Well-rounded and fun to be around, you enjoy helping others, so it's no surprise that orange also symbolizes attraction. Orange is an extraordinary color — for an extraordinary person.
What are you?


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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Keepin On

Oh with the heart palpitations and the drinking!

That is the constant symptoms. I try to sleep and wake up maybe an hour or so later with my heart racing. Not just flutters but racing. It's awful!

I'm so thirsty all the time. I drink so much water, juice, caff. free diet coke, water, water.

I have a lot of headaches, too. Not migraines. Today the headaches have been worse. My mood hasn't been great. I've been down, tired, achey, irritated. I think, "What is going to happen when I go down again? This is just the beginning! Maybe I cannot do this."

I have to try. I have to continue. I will do it. I will be fine. I have people who love and support me. Plus, I am strong.

I just have to keep telling myself that. A lot.

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A List

Things I want to do before I'm 30 (in no order)

1. give birth (at least 1 child by 30!)
2.go to Europe
3. reach my goal weight
4. begin and continue an exercise regimen
5. get a writing project underway

*This may be an on going list.

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Lost Love

Crazy rambling reaction to Lost S.3 finale at the TV blog
Shoeaddict Says

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Blast From the Past

This was going to be a "Question of the Day" but, I wanted to expand on it. I went to high school at a school where I knew no one. This school is a K-12 school. It even has daycare so, one could potentially go there from infancy to 18 years old. I did not. I went to a Catholic School from grades K-8 then, when all my friends went to other Catholic schools or the local public schools, I chose my school.

This is the school where I met Sarah. Hi Sarah! ::Waving:: Here's the thing, I left school at the very beginning of my senior year on my doctor's orders. I got sick with mono my sophomore year. More specifically, I was diagnosed on my sixteenth birthday (January 17, 1997). I was very sick with it for a long time. It compromised my immune system and messed it up for forever. I ended up in the hospital for a week in April.

I began getting horribly debilitating migraines with aura in November of my Junior year. I had all of the types of auras- visual, sensory, even going out of my mind. I was rarely in school and the stress of it all was a lot for me and my parents. Some of my teachers and some of my peers were not helpful or understanding and that was also a problem. I ended up studying from home through LSU correspondence courses and getting a GED.

I got my diploma from my local public school and it was in the year that I would've graduated anyway- 1999. When I left school I had a 3.5 average. I took my ACTs (we don't do SATs in LA) in 7th grade and in 11th. In 11th I scored an overall 29 (a 31 in English which is one of my biggest accomplishments!!!) and even still, I had a huge complex about the GED. Eventually, I got over it.

I tell people I graduated in '99 because I did. I tell people I graduated from the school I went to when asked because it's the school I went to and it's easier than telling my entire life story. I never attended the school on my diploma so, that would be silly.

Lindsey and I were talking about high-school reunions the other night. I graduated a year ago next year. Lindsey graduated the year after me but, a friend of ours has her 10 year this year. Here's the thing- I (probably) won't even have a reunion. I didn't graduate from my school. It's 100% fine with me because I would not go. The only people I care to see or know are Sarah (and I know her and what she's up to) and my other friend from there, Leslie. I miss her. I don't know where she is but, she took my leaving hard. I was not sensitive about it with her and she was hurt. We have communicated in 10 years but, not in a while.

Lindsey feels the same way. No interest in seeing those people again. Nothing in common with them and no desire to spend a fake evening with them. But, the husbands- different story! Lindsey's husband is a little older than she is and his school had an entire weekend of events planned. They went to everything! He dragged her around to everything and showed her everything.

Luke graduated from a very, very small school that also went from K-12. He was Mr. Popular, played every sport, was on the State Champion football team 2 years, partyed ever weekend (and some weeknights)... You know. He will want to go. He is still really good friends with "the boys." YAY ::insert sarcasm::

My question-

Have you been to a high school reunion? Will you go? Why?

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Racing Heart

Last night was not as good as the night before. My heart was racing and the jitters were back. I was a bit restless. It still wasn't as bad as the very first night so, progress! I never went to sleep last night. I didn't sleep until 10:30-11:00 this morning.

I just came back from the pharmacy and grocery store. Have not been out in awhile. It's cold but, felt good. I sang and danced to the songs on the radio (apple bottom jeans/boots with the fur...). I hate, hate, hate when Luke drives my car and I get in and have to reset my seat and mirrors! UGH!! Drives me crazy.

Last night, I watched regular prime time TV (not Project Runway, yet- I always DVR it). Then, later, I began watching Lost again. I'm down to Season 3. I watched the hands-down HOTTEST episode ever. Maybe ever on TV! The episode called "I Do"- fans of the show will recognize this as the one where Kate and Sawyer have hot and dirty cage sex. *Sigh*

So, it's official. Yep. I have a new boyfriend. Josh Holloway who plays James "Sawyer" Ford on Lost. He is so smokin SEXY. Oh! the dimples. My first kiss was with a guy with great dimples.
Maybe that contributed to the racing heart? I don't know. Who else watches? I know that Kelli and Lindsey watch. I am also down with aggressive, crazy, do-what-I-say Jack. I guess I have a thing for bad asses. The next episode for me is "Tricia Tanaka is Dead"- the where Hurley finds the VW van with the skeletons in it. I watched the very beginning of it, where Kate and Sawyer come back to the camp. What is the deal? Why are they taking it all back? Is he thinking she loves Jack because she wants to go get him? I am liking Kate with Sawyer. I like Jack and Juliet. Jack and Kate are never gonna work. He just thought he liked her, in my opinion. I guess I gotta keep watching to see. I might post some of my thoughts and questions on the TV blog.
I'm reading an Adele Parker book, also. It's called Husbands. I really like it. It's long and well written. I've read another Adele Parker book before and really liked it. It was called Larger Than Life. It's more "chick-fluff" than novel. I have Wicked to read too. Along with the other books you saw. Plus, I know there are some others... somewhere. Anyway, I'm very tired and headachey. Pray there is no jitters and that the only palpitations come from Lost.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lucky Girl

My parents and grandparents are leaving tomorrow for a cruise. We never got to go to Bonefish (my favorite restaurant) to eat so tonight they came to give me birthday presents. This is what I got-
My grandparents gave me these books:
I love Tim!
I really liked her first book Bergdorf Blondes so I expect this one should be good, too.
Whoa! Look at all those pretty shoes....
The picture of my teapot and teas. The thing on the right of the pot is the filter.
Here is my GORGEOUS new purse!! My parents gave me this! I love it. L.O.V.E it.
It's a wonderful soft leather that smells fabulous in the perfect size. It's the grass color.
The inside is a red checked print. It's very roomy. Did I mention how much I love it?
Justin & Shannon bought me this set of lotions. It's really pretty and smells great!
I'm very lucky.

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Birthday Review With Pictures!

Here are the pictures from my birthday. Lindsey lighting the candles on the cupcakes she brought me.
Luke cooked hamburgers and french fries so, there are the fries
They are singing to me! I know, everything is messy.
Blowing out the candles... Hope my wish comes true
Lindsey brought me these flowers and these are the cards I got
Luke got me this monogrammed RL polo. The color is brighter in person, not baby pink.
The green horse on the bottom (Luke's guitar)
The monogram in the same green on the shirt.
My feet. I love this polish. It's OPI Russian Navy. Those are my flip flop slippers that I love. I gave Lindsey some for Christmas.
The last half of the Mississippi Mud King Cake. Mississippi Mud is the filling- cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and pecans.

Oh, I forgot to put the picture of my teapot and teas. I have not had a chance to try it out yet. I'm excited to do it though. I got Roobias, Indian Spice, and Hot Cinnamon Spice. I don't know what the Roobias is but, it smells good! Geggie said she got it so, i decided to try it. I need some de-caf tea, too.
Thank you for your support and love during my detox.

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2:21 AM

I wrote in my prayer request post that I'm weaning off of Klonopin. It's AWFUL. If you are a "regular" reader you may remember that I did this before. I went from 2 mgs to the 1 mg I'm at now. Now, I'm getting off. I'm doing .75 mg- 1/2 the pill and 1/2 of the other half.

Klonopin is not to be messed with, it's awful. I've been on it for a very, very, very long time. 8+ years. It's a terrible drug to wean off of because of the withdrawals. I have read so much, heard so much. You must go very slow because your body could go into shock, you could have seizures, even die.

The withdrawal symptoms I am experiencing are: restlessness, jitters, feeling like a crackhead who needs a fix (not that i would know how that feels), sweaty, shaky, insomnia, stomach pain, headache, body aches

I went to sleep tonight at 10:00 pm and woke up at 1:30 am. I will not fight it. I will watch TV, movies, read, blog, sleep when I sleep, exercise (hopefully), cook, do some chores, whatever... Even if I have to cry it out. Even if I am miserable through it, I will get through it.

Once I'm off for good, I will be FREE of it. I will feel better. I'm confidante that I will be able to do all I want to do.

I know that it's attainable for me. I've always wanted to be a mother. When I was a little girl, I had baby dolls and named them and loved them. I love children and they love me. Family is everything to me.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let Us Pray

I have abandoned my prayer list and I need to "stop it" (in the words of Heather) (inside joke) (sorry). I didn't do it on purpose. Please send your requests to me at I will gladly pray for whatever you want or need no matter how big or small.

Also, I will put your requests on here or I won't if you don't want. Just let me know.

Please pray for:
-Heath Ledger's family and friends, especially Matilda
-Lindsey's cousin, Jason- he is in the hospital.
-Me- I am weaning off Klonopin and it's hell.
-Kate- that she finds peace and strength
*Let me know if you want me to add you or someone you know.

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Shocked! *Breaking News* UPDATED

Actor and father, Heath Ledger, was found dead at a downtown Manhattan apartment, police say. His death was possibly drug-related as pills were found all around him. Ledger was 28. The housekeeper found him unconscious at around 3:30 PM Eastern time and called authorities.

Heath Ledger has a 2-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose.

Updated- It's being reported by news sources that Heath's family is issuing statements saying he did not commit suicide. The pills found in his room were said to be sleeping pills. Also, I've learned that Heath had pneumonia at the time of his death.

Michelle Williams, former fiancee and mother of his daughter, is said to be "devastated" and on a plane to NY.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

More to come as the story develops...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Shoeaddict Asks...

What is your favorite outfit right now?
I love my new dark grey skinny jeans, flowy blouses (I have lots) and my new black boots
I also love dark jeans, long-sleeved LSU t-shirt, black shoes mom gave me.


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Am I

supposed to erase the pictures on my camera after I upload them to the computer?

*I'm watching Deal or No Deal (well, it is on) and the contestant was Miss Tator Day! (say that with a stron southern twang)*

I am now watching Medium. I love this show. Patricia Arquette is wonderful.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Name Game

We have been commenting on celebrities' babies' names but, I have not had a formal "Name Game" post up in awhile. I love, love, love this game so...
Here is the first official one.
Girl Name
Camilla- means Perfect. It's Italian. The girlfriend and baby-mama of Matthew Mc. #825 on latest SSA list.
I like Camille better.

Boy Name
Matthew- means Gift of God. It's English. From the Greek form (Matthias) of the Hebrew name Matatiyah (HUH?) of the Biblical apostle. Matthew Broderick, actor. Matthew McConaughey, actor, my boyfriend. Matthew Perry, actor, looks like Lindsey's husband. **Also name of the boy I first kissed! #5 on latest SSA list.
This name has appeared on my list. My cousin, Jennifer, is pg for her 3rd son and says she likes this name. I think it's very cute.
Unisex Name (Which sex do you think is this name better suited for?)
Cameron- means "bent nose", is Scottish and is # 289 on the SSA List.
I like this name. It's not my naming style for a girl but, I like it. I do like it for a boy, too. I usually think that unisex names go to the girls. Unless people have started going crazy naming girls outright boy names(Matthew, Louis, Harry, Justin, Robert, Gregory, John). I guess that's how we got these in the first place, though. All this to say, Cameron, for me, is an exception. I like it for either sex. It doesn't fit with my naming style for either sex, though.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shoeaddict Asks...

I know! It's been so long.
What are some (or one) of your favorite quotes?

Mine include (but are not limited to):
"I am just too much" -Bette Davis
"I'd love to kiss ya but I just washed my hair." -Bette Davis
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" -Coco Chanel
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

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New Year Meme

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? started blogging, went to WOF, got a brand new car, spread someone's ashes

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't remember what it was but, I did a lot of good for myself.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Cousins

4. Did anyone close to you die? Luke's Granddaddy, the man who married us, died in April

5. What countries did you visit? I've never been out of the country

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? ENERGY! Wellness. My husband here

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? I'm sure I should know more about this but, I don't. I'd have to say going to the airport to pick up Isabelle, Olivier & Zoe was memorable. That entire time was.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Blogging, writing again, trips

9. What was your biggest failure? I've failed at a lot. I'm still alive, still have my friends and family. I have a good marriage and I'm going in a good direction.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing major but...

11. What was the best thing you bought? My car

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Mine? Lindsey's. Luke's. Lindsey has been a great friend. Luke got a promotion! LSU won the National Championship

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Mine! Erin

14. Where did most of your money go? The new car, landlady, shoes

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? The car, writing, shoes & LSU football

16. What song will always remind you of 2007? Rehab by Amy Winehouse. I'd have to say this song because lots of people around me and in the media struggled with alcohol.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier! I'm taking charge, got a plan, it's always getting better.
b) thinner or fatter? Toss-up? I don't really know but I'm going to get thinner.
c) richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Travel

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eat, sleep, miss Luke (he worked out-of-town A LOT)

20. How did you spend Christmas? The usual, mostly. With my family

21. Did you fall in love in 2007? Only with celebrities or objects (clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags)

22. What was your favorite TV program? I LOVED Pushing Daisies. I really loved Dirty Sexy Money, too.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No. I erase people who are toxic from my life. I don't hate them because that requires energy.

24. What was the best book you read? I read so so so so so so much.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Amy Winehouse. Her music is FABULOUS.

26. What did you want and get? A new car

27. What did you want and not get? better, skinny

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Little Miss Sunshine

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was sick. It was lonely. I turned 26.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? money

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Glam

32. What kept you sane? God, Lindz, Luke, mom, pills

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Piven, Maurice Bernard

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Children's rights, state stuff

35. Who did you miss? Luke, PawPaw Harry

36. Who was the best new person you met? A, Kate, Kelli

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007. Keep going. Communicate.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"Because I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away"


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Friday, January 18, 2008

Birthday Rewind

*Pictures to come*

Yesterday was pretty uneventful during the day. Muffin broke his collarbone (awwwwww) so, Lindsey and I couldn't really go anywhere. That's ok. I love my Muffin ;) He broke it the other day, Tuesday maybe. He is in a sling (he calls it his band-aide) and has medicine. I will post a picture as soon as I get one.

I went to my local grocery store (where everybody knows my name...) and bought some staples (3 12-pks of Coke products for TEN DOLLARS!) and saw a cute little boy buying a birthday cake. He said it was his birthday. I told him it was my birthday, too! We were all at the checkout and the cashiers (who are all in high school) and little boy all told me happy birthday and wanted to know why I wasn't buying cake. They were probably very disappointed in my hamburger meat, frozen veggies, orange juice, oatmeal... where is the big pretty cake? I told them all "My best friend told me not to buy my own cake."

Luke came home (he's been in Houston since Monday) and cooked hamburgers. Lindsey came over and brought me GORGEOUS roses. They are a beautiful color (red and pinky) and I love them. She also brought me cupcakes and candles!!!!! We sang (they) to me and I made my wish and blew out the candles. Lindsey also gave me two cards that are PERFECT for the two of us.

I got a beautiful card from my Nanny Georgia, Uncle Cliston and Donna. Thank you! I loved it. I also got one from Grandma in Georgia. (I have pictures of the flowers and the cards, the cupcakes and candles, etc)

The three of us ate hamburgers, egg rolls (Lindsey brought them- yes, I'm a pig), and cupcakes. It was all really good. I'm so glad Lindsey came and did that for me. My mom, dad, bro, Mamaw, Papa, Keith, etc are all in New Orleans. I got tons of text messages and e-mails. I got a phone call from Maria, Madison, McKenzie & Daniel (& Susan). They sang Happy Birthday to me. Very sweet :) So cute. My mom called and talked to me. She also commented on my birthday post. LOVED IT!

Lindsey and I watched Project Runway from Wednesday on DVR. She'd already seen it but, that's what best friends are for. Christian's boots cracked us up! The dress he and Chris created was WHOA! Also, Jillian and Victorya's THREE looks were FABULOUS!! We were blown away by the detail and creativity put into the avant-garde look of Jillian and Victorya. We also loved Sweet P's wearable grey dress. I do not think Kit should've gone home.

So, that was my birthday. Tomorrow (Saturday) we (the FAM) are going out to dinner. I have sooooooooo many clothing and shoe options! I'm so excited. Plus, pressies from: Mom & Dad AND Mamaw & Papa!

P.S. I have not gotten my tea pot, etc in yet but, I did get a RL Polo shirt in pink with my monogram in green (I have a pic)

P.P.S. Thank you ALL very much for your birthday wishes via comments, e cards, texts, e mails, calls, etc... I appreciate the love and well wishes. You are all so sweet and good to me! I know that this will be a great year.

P.P.P.S. I only didn't hear from one person but, it's OK because I know he was/is VERY VERY busy.

P.P.P.P.S. My cough, headache and mojo (hee hee) all seem to be back! The first two with a vengeance. Oh, and to save us all from more P's and S's: I have to finish LOST. That's what I'll be doing tonight.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

27 Years

It was drama from the start.

On January 17, 1981, I was yanked from the comforts of my poor mother with forceps. A heart rate dip or something caused the doctor to panic and decided I needed to be born. right. NOW. At 1:49 am, I was. "He's a SHE," is what they told my anxious parents because, they'd been saying I was a boy. Can you imagine? ME a boy? Again, the heart rate or something.

The doctors had been wrong about me from the beginning. They'd put my due date 2 weeks earlier and so everyone said I was 2 weeks late. When I was born, they realized this was not the case.I was actually early. I was not late at all. I was not, in fact, a boy.

I was very scrawny and not cute at all. I weighed 6lbs 6oz, was 21 in long and was all beat up from my rough entrance. I had a black eye, black ear ("bruised and battered" is what my mom says) and was long and skinny. I was completely bald. I was until I was 2. I've seen pictures and it wasn't pretty. I wasn't pretty.

But, there I was. Mom was a mommy and Daddy was a daddy and we were a family. Mamaw and Papa were grandparents! Keith was an uncle (he hated it :) ). MawMaw Beverly and PawPaw Harry had a 4th grandchild and 2nd granddaughter. My Nanny Susan was a Nanny (my godmother) and an Aunt. I also was born with great-grandparents. PawPaw Danny (I was his first great-grandchild!), my Mamaw Emma's father, Mawmaw and PawPaw Peter who were my Papa's parents and Monzie who was my MawMaw Beverly's mom.

I've since lost some of these people and added so many. I've been surrounded by fabulous family and friends my entire life and I try very hard to be thankful for that all the time. It's what has kept me going in my darkest hours. The unconditional love of my family and true friends keeps me grounded, honest, happy, alive. It's the greatest gift. When I was young, I did not realize people didn't have family like I did.

In 27 years, I've been through a lot of things- good and bad. I've been baptized, been to the beach, made 99% on standardized testing for years, went to Disney World (twice!), moved out of my childhood home into a rent house, went into therapy, moved into my next home (in that order), went to a high school where I knew no one, smoked cigarettes, smoked other things (just pot!), flirted with boys, learned about death when Brett died, broke rules, got drunk, had fights with friends, acted in plays, had mono, dated Satan-on-earth, became a godmother, received real jewelry, became obsessed with shoes, was a cheerleader, had boyfriends, kissed boys, had my heart broken, cut off all my hair, got a car, been in wrecks, been suicidal, met the love of my life, visited someone in a jail, moved to another state, lived in an apartment, had no money, was a bridesmaid, went to concerts, gone on vacation in an RV, was married on a beach, been married for 4 1/2 years, been pregnant, miscarried, got a brand new car, was given diamonds, found my talents, lost my sweet Pawpaw Harry, spread someones ashes, been to a bowl game, owned designer handbags...

I'm leaving things out, I know. That's just an overview. Who knows what's next? I hope that in the next 27 years I: have children, buy a house, travel to more states, travel to more countries, loose weight, get healthier, own a pair of Louboutains (and maybe Choo's too), and a few more bags, have something I've written be published, go back to school, get season tickets to LSU football, go to more bowl games, own a bigger diamond, volunteer at a great place with children, get back into acting, get off all medication, throw great dinner parties, do things I'm hesitant of doing now.

Thank you to ALL of you! Thank you for reading, for commenting (if you read and don't comment, comment today!!), and encouraging!! I appreciate it so much. Thanks to those of you who have sent me E-Cards or birthday wishes via email.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Boyfriend, The Daddy

Matthew McConaughey announced on his website Tuesday that he and his girlfriend, Camilla Alves, are expecting a baby. She is three months along. He is so beautiful.
These are some pictures from a photo shoot with Matthew and Kate Hudson. They star in the upcoming movie Fools Gold. I always thought they would make a great couple so, I loved these pictures. They would make a beautiful baby.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

For Andie

50 Things I Love
not in order
  1. Shoes. New ones that are fresh out of the box
  2. Reading a really good book no matter what type (I will be doing a post about what I've read lately just for Sarah).
  3. Diet Coke with "good" ice- Sonic, Raising Caine's
  4. Hearing about how Muffin wanted to see or call Aunt Kwis
  5. Talking on the phone to Muffin
  6. Playing with Muffin
  7. Laughing with Lindsey
  8. Going out to dinner with my family
  9. watching Justin play guitar (I have a pic.. so cute!)
  10. LSU Tiger football
  11. flirting with Luke
  12. listening to music with Luke
  13. talking about us with Luke
  14. watching good TV (as in pre-writers strike)
  15. watching Lost
  16. buying makeup, clothes, beauty products
  17. giving advice about the above
  18. big reunions with my big fat cajun family
  19. buying presents for people
  20. hanging out with the "kiddies"
  21. getting a pedicure
  22. getting my hair done
  23. going to the beach
  24. crawfish boils
  25. big huge hugs
  26. pregnancy shows
  27. medical shows
  28. baby names and books
  29. cheez-its
  30. Bath & Body Works lavender vanilla sheet spray
  31. candles
  32. Burts Bees lip balm
  33. Pajama pants
  34. my new slippers
  35. soft, worn t-shirts
  36. one-of-a-kind jewelry
  37. my engagement ring
  38. writing in my journal
  39. blogging
  40. presents
  41. popcorn
  42. writing letters on personalized stationery
  43. getting pretty stationery
  44. perfume
  45. MAC lip glass
  46. OPI nail polish
  47. driving in my car on a pretty day with a good CD and the sunroof open
  48. Fleetwood Mac
  49. dancing and singing around the house
  50. Netflix

Andie did this. Now you do it. Let me know.


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Monday, January 14, 2008

Birthday Present, Part 1

This is my birthday present from Luke. I am not a coffee drinker. I hate it. I hate the smell of it. But tea. I love, love, love tea. I love hot tea and iced tea. I have an electric teapot given to me for my wedding (Sarah, I PROMISE you are getting a wedding present. PROMISE) but, then I went to this site Harney and Sons on the advice of Geggie because of this post. I fell in love! I love Chai tea and wanted to check out the tea that Geggie was talking about so, I browsed. I decided (quickly) that I needed (Muffin speak for something you reeeeeeeally want: example "I need some M&Ms, mama!") a teapot and accessories for loose teas.

Here's what I got (it's my birthday present from Luke):

Brown Betty Teapot (the bottom one, 2 cups)
Shell Tea Scoop
Permanent Tea Filter- Medium
It gets tricky here because I don't know if this is what I need or not.

These are two of the teas I bought. Chai (Indian Spice) and Hot Cinnamon Spice. I got one other but, I forgot.

Yes, I LOVE my birthday.(If you hate that- beware). I put a halt on the age getting larger at 21 but, no one listened. I will be 27 years old on Thursday. I like to also think of it as a huge anniversary for my parents and grandparents, too. It marks 27 years that they have been parents and grandparents. We all started that journey together. *I will probably be repeating this on the BIG DAY!*

My Lukey and daddy are in Houston (wish I were there with KATE!) for work. A+ is having an NGS tech convention in New Orleans starting tomorrow so everybody in the family (mom, Justin, Keith, Mamaw, Papa, Gussie) are all gonna be there. That's all fine. I am the type of girl who refuses to be ignored and this weekend (or whenever possible) we. will. celebrate. With champagne. Who's in?

I forgot! This is not the first present I got for my birthday. My sweeties- Maria, Madison, McKenzie & Daniel gave me a nightshirt with shoes all over it. It says "If the shoe fits, buy it in every color" I will have to take a picture and post it. They gave it to me on Christmas Eve. Normally, I don't open Birthday presents on Christmas but, they begged. If you knew these adorable little babies, you would've given in, too.

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