Friday, August 14, 2009

Gynecologist is a nice way to say AWKWARD


Yesterday, was my "annual" visit to the "women doctor".. YAY!


The OBGYN is so awkward, they ask you awkward questions, have you completely undress to a little paper vest and little paper covering for your belly down, as you wait in the freezing cold for 20 plus min, then when the Doctor finally walks in, she wants to have a full blown conversation with you as she is checking out your privates.. I DON'T THINK SO!


Luckily, everything came out good, no cervical cancer for me!

Michael Vick- Waste of Life


Good lord, what an annoying morning.. Steven just turned on Michael Vicks, first interview since he was convicted of killing/fighting dogs. He just said, and I quote "I have grown up, I now realize people care about there pets" WHAT THE HECK! What a waste of a human.


I feel very strongly, about few things in life, but animal cruelty I feel VERY strongly about. Michael Vick, should not be condoned for his awful behavior and be recruited by the Eagles for a 5.2 MILLION dollar contract.


He only served for 21 months and house arrest for 2 months.. wooo! what a punishment.


Send him into a cage, with his trained dogs and let him tear him apart just as he had.

But don't worry everyone, he now "cares" for animals, I hope he is NEVER allowed to own a pet again.

I hope Eagles fans, picket the crap outa those games, and make the Eagles realize what an AWFUL mistake they made by re-hiring him.

Sigh


I woke up this morning and instead of being happy because mom and I are having date day #3, I am actually sad, now that it is Friday, tomorrow starts the weekend that I leave, boy, do the weeks fly by when I am at home.


But.. Today, mom and I are going to go and see "time travelers wife" while my dad is on a very important phone call that we needed to be absolutely silent for.. And, for anybody who knows me, knows that, that would be quite impossible, so we are going to see a chick flick! Which makes up for last nights "moment of bonding", we watched 48 hours of people being kidnapped and girls my age being raped and killed, needless to say, I am so scared I am still thinking about it. But, no nightmares due to the sleep talking that my mom did, which completely amused me, until bed, so I didn't even think about it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Date night with.. Mom!!

Yesterday, my mom and I decided to do a girls day, well more like late afternoon after she got out of work at 3. We ran some errands to Kohl's, and got Brad some really nice birthday presents (we are improving his style one holiday at a time), my mom also got me a REALLY cute Vera Wang dress that was on clearance. :-) Then we strolled next door, to "total wine" where we picked up some of our favorite Chardonnay "little black dress" and some of there in store special Cab and continued on with our mother, daughter adventure.


Then we went to this really cute Italian Bistro, that I had never been too and that my little brother Steven works at. After some wine, good food and not to mention my favorite "espresso martini" lots of mom/daughter talk we left, came home watched "the notebook" and drank some little black dress. After super swollen eyes, it was time to go to bed. ZZZ

That concluded, Mom and I's date afternoon and night!!
Tonight:: Mom/Mama/ Katie Date night!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lipstick!


For a very long time, I have been over the "lip gloss" phase, it is sticky, my hair always blows in it, and some how I manage to get it EVERYWHERE! So, I have wanted to find a lipstick that is dramatic and long lasting, so I went into Mac, they picked me out a gorgeous deep red color, and now... I am obsessed. I don't understand why I didn't try this in the first place, not to mention my lips look bigger, which.. who doesn't want that?

Home sweet...Clearwater


At home for the last time before school starts, I flew in this morning and my two lovely brothers picked me up from the airport. When I arrived, there was no Internet/ television/ or phone service, I felt as though I was back in pleasentville (Ohio). But my parents just signed up for Fios, and so far it is SO cool, but then again I am huge into technology so I would enjoy this a lot. All I know is you get a billion channels, Internet, and phone on one bill and my parents are paying less then the cable box alone was before. So, I'm off to play Sudoku on the TV and waiting anxiously for my mother to arrive from work, so we can have my FAVORITE SPAGHETTI! mm!!

Crackberry ADDICTION

I am huge on technology, I want the newest most hi-tech invention out there! This past Christmas, I got the blackberry storm and it is the best investment, Santa has ever invested in. I mean, I use my "crack-berry" constantly, it tells me the weather every morning in multiple destinations, my email, and any other application I so want it to have. Today I flew home, and while I was in the airport mr.crackberry made a weird noise, so I looked and my GENIUS phone had notified me that my flight had been moved to a different gate, before even the obnoxious loud speaker announced it. Anything you could possibly want, this phone has, I made video messages and sent them out to my relatives, in a TEXT message.
A new blackberry just came out, the "'tour" maybe I will have to check it out, but I don't see how anything could be better than this mini computer/phone/tv that I now own.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bored.. can you tell


Post # 208 of the day, hehe I am babysitting and poor Clare is sound asleep, so while I have the time (which I do, until 1 am to be precise) I thought I would update my blog, since I haven't had much down time to do so.

I have a self diagnosed OCD problem which I have talked about before, Kathy and Zach call it up-tight I call it a problem. So, because I love my mother and my boyfriend I have really tried to be better at it, not let the little things bother me so much.

So my objective is to, let loose, or try too! I will let you know how that goes, today, on our running around on our adventures has been really good, nothing to really obsess about except Zach's driving, but that will NEVER change.

Shark Week


Sharks-- the reason I hate the beach (OK..not really, but definitely influences the reason, besides the sand that gets in unwanted places, who are we kidding sand gets EVERYWHERE)

But, Shark week, is something I remember as a little girl watching every summer with my Dad, I do not really know if it happened because it was tradition, rather than peer fascination on both our parts. But it is almost over, and I am kind of sad because it is my favorite TV time of the Summer. Now, I have to wait till next year. Until then, you will not see me at the beach, or at the lake (I found out this year on shark week, that bull sharks can swim in fresh water and have been found in lakes), but by the pool where I can see my feet and know that the only dangerous thing in this water, is urine!

Humane Society


The past couple of days Zach and I have had a lot of the day time off, and so we have decided we do not want to spend them cooped up in the apt with our eyes glued on the TV watching brainless shows, so we have made every day an "adventure". We have gone to stores and eaten at restaurant that we never have before, so from 11am to 5pm we have been off going store to store checking out the little hole in the walls that we never discovered in our town. Well today, one of our stops was the Jacksonville Humane Society, BIG MISTAKE, the helpless looks on the puppy and kitties faces as you walked by, broke my heart over and over again. I feel so awful for those poor animals, esp the older cats and older dogs who's owners have given them up, and they are 10 years old. Sigh.. which led to the rest of the day depression and begging of good ole dad to buy me my own apartment so I can rescue the older cats and dogs, he didn't think that was a valid reason to adopt. But if you can adopt, Adopt!!!

Babysitting..

I am babysitting right now, little Clare she is only 6 months old and the cutest little thing ever. Now.. when I was in high school, babysitting a baby like this would have been a wonderful way of birth control, but when you babysit adorable baby's like this that when they cry it is even cute, you cant help but want your own. Shh.. Don't tell Kathy or Zach, I said that. But, I am not naive to think they are all your own personal dolls, and can wait.. a "couple" more years.

Bud Light Lime


I strongly dislike Beer, I always have, when I was a freshman in College and beer was the "cheap" drink, more specifically "Natural Light", I would dread drinking it, who would have thought a whole THREE years later, I have found a beer I love to drink, BUD LIGHT LIME, it is so yummy, does not have many calories and I do not feel like a complete alcoholic sitting here drinking it alone.. Well... I have not done that yet, but if I decide to, then... I wont feel so down on myself.

P.s. It is so good, my mom and grandma drink it.. hey.. that should be a campaign for it!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Food Poisoning


Now, knock on wood, I have never gotten food poisoning, but I have seen what it does to people and YEESH it is SCARY STUFF!! With Zach having this 24 hour bug, that the lovely Mexicans had not knowingly given to him, has caused for a lot of pain. With throwing up and constant visits to the bathroom, not to mention a girlfriend who is completely convinced he is dying, while she researches what he needs to do to stop some of the stomach pain (i.e. drink lots of water, staying hydrated) it really is an awful thing. Today, Zach text me at work asking for some pep to or Advil anything to help his stomach, now if any of you know Zach you know that he very rarely shows pain, so when he does admit to being in pain, it is very concerning. So hopefully, our night of rented movies and some 7up will help and tomorrow he will be back to his normal self.

Special Thanks to Nurse Kathy:: who talked to me all about what to do, and advice not to mention just talked to me 8 times today, just because I was bored and love talking to me mama. None the less, she loves Zach as much as I do, and also shows care and concern for his well being.

And Zach:: for putting up with my constant "are you sure we don't need to take you to the doctor", and whenever something is wrong he looks a certain way makes a certain face or ANYTHING, I always am saying "should we go to the doctors". I am the concerned girlfriend and definitely his at school mom, who makes sure he eats all his vegetables and eats healthy and drinks lots of fluids, and boy is that boy patient with me. He loves me for my weirdness my over baringness and my crazy concern that happens if he stubs a toe. But I secretly know that if it was me with the food poisoning, he would have taken me to the hospital in concern, he just wont admit it.

Awful,Horrible, No-good,date night

So, yesterday was Zach's first day off in a LONG time, (well, he gets one every week, but recently I have either been out of town on his day off or he has to work his second job). So after a long morning, we laid out at the pool and were discussing our plans for the evening,(now that we are both 21 our plans are endless, due to the amount of bars around here), yet, we decided we would rather spend the evening with Zach's fraternity brother, Jay Taylor who lives on Amelia Island (40 min from us), so after a lot of miscommunication and lack of communication the plan was finally set that we would all meet for dinner around 8. So we get to Amelia Island and Jay Taylor and Joe also one of Zach frat brothers, bring along two girls, so we now are taking two cars too dinner, no big deal I was expecting that, Zach and I find a parking spot first and go on in, 45 MINUTE wait inside and sit right away outside, so being it was 8 o'clock and we were starving we opted outside, 15 min later...still no friends, I look at my phone and see 2 missed calls and a text message, Jay hadn't realized we got there first put his name down for inside and went to the bar down the street. So he finally gets there, we get 5 of the 6 orders in and it starts pouring, UGH, so we bring our chips (we were at a Mexican restaurant) and waters, and cram inside only to find that they have tables upstairs for this exact reason, so we go upstairs and our waiter seems to have forgotten us, well... forgotten Zach since Zach was the last to order, or should I say not order. We get all our drinks and Zach puts in his order... 10 min later still no corona 15 min later still no corona, we remind him and still no corona, so now we have got our food, he did in fact get those all straight, and I have finished my beer and ready for beer two and poor Zach,is still drink less, finally after we have finished eating the corona appeared, with the check (jaw dropped) we had split it Zach and I on our own check and the other 4 on one, and our STUPID waiter didn't do it right, so my bill was much more expensive then I had planned, so I was peeved about that, I have recently learned that money does not in fact grow on trees. Needless to say, we didn't get outta dinner until 10:00 pm and it is a 40 min drive home, and his friends were thinking they weren't going to go out just drink at his apt, so after much "discussion", more like "persuasion", we decided to make the hike back to Jacksonville before it got to late. So, I go to transfer money from savings into checking, and there it is, right on my blackberry screen, the STUPID waiter charged me not only for our bill, but for the WHOLE bill, yes, I had TWO transactions totaling over 200 dollars. So of course I call, and understanding foreign people on the phone is damn near impossible, so we turn around and have to go ALL the way back. (Now at this point in the night.. I am so stressed, I have tears in my eyes, dreading the walk BACK into the restaurant to complain, (I am just not that person who does that), so we get there and talk to the bartender and repetitively explain (not to mention the worst part is I tipped, 10% which i never do, I always do 20 but I was so annoyed at the total cost and our service that I wasn't giving him a penny more than needed), so as I am explaining there is my pathetic tip being repeated to me, grr embarrassed. So finally, it is all clear, phew!!!! The night was over I was winding down from being all stressed out, a smile even crossed my face again (after Kathy, so lectured me on going with the flow or whatever nagging attempt to change my self diagnosed OCD ways were). Around 3am, I was awoken to a weird noise... and there was POOR Zach, hunched over the toilet throwing up, with FOOD POISONING!!
Moral of the story, the restaurant stunk and I never want to go there again!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I HATE moving!!

I feel like every.. 5months I am packing my life up again and moving..no, wait.. I DO!! All in the same city I move, from dorm to home at Christmas then home back to dorm then dorm to apartment over summer now back to dorm. It is annoying, but I guess it has really made me flexible and learn what I do use and do NOT use. Today and yesterday, I will be helping Zach move from his apt to my apt and to storage until Aug 21st where he can move from my apt to his dorm.

It helps that I have moved around so much when I was little, but still... Annoying!! Hopefully, Zach and I get a place before second semester and it will be our last move for a while. No more, in and out and time lines! grr.. Off to helping I go

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to Reality

Well, I am finally back from all my vacationing... for now! Ohio, was so much fun, spending time with my only girl cousins that are around my age is always something I Cherish, especially because they are the closest things to sisters I have. And after spending 2 weeks with them this Summer, I have decided (Zach doesn't get a say), that after Zach and I graduate, we will be making the move up to Ohio, to live closer to them. It isn't a selfish thing as much of you are thinking, because the airline business up-north is booming compared to down here, not to mention I miss not having all four seasons, and want my children to be able to enjoy it, and be able to grow up with there relatives. Zach, however has agreed and so has Kathy (which is in my moving disclosure, wherever I go, Kathy must move ALSO), so in a year and a half hopefully we will be making our move up North and be much closer to our both of our families.
While, I was in lovely Pleasantville (what I call the city where my cousins live, because well... it is pleasantville, where no one has cable and the "fun" thing to do is go out and play softball, which my cousins and aunt and uncle still in fact do). We tried on a ton of bridesmaids dresses, and... I tried on a couple of wedding dresses and fell head over heals in love with one, it was in this cute little wedding dress boutique, where my older cousin had gotten her wedding dress and my cousin who is engaged also bought her wedding dress from. So, maybe next summer when we go to Ohio for Laurens wedding, I will be engaged and can in fact also get my dress from this cute little boutique.

But, I am glad to be home, and continue on with reality, and prepare for my final year of college.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Heated!!

Now, I know it seems silly to allow a celebrity (he wishes) or someone who is publicized on media to get me fired up, but boy am I at my wits ends, with this one.

I needed to send all my relatives picture CD's of our trip, so I go into publix and get the packaging envelopes and am ready to go in the express under 10 isle, when there I see it. JOHN (of john and Kate plus 8), with his new girlfriend COVER of people magazine, OK now editors of People, you think that this family abandoning man deserves anything sort of a front cover is beyond me, especially when there is a whole world of other problems going on, for sorts maybe the front page should be the poor soldier that has been kidnapped and they released a video of him saying how scared he was (that would be a INTELLECTUAL story). This man, who has flown to Paris with his new 22 year old girlfriend to meet with Christian Audigier to jet around on a private yacht while posing for photographers is beyond infuriating. This man, has been an argument amongst my friends forever, i think I have even blogged about it prior. Kate, like I have always said may not have been the best wife, but to have her husband posing on the cover of people magazine talking about how happy he is, and how he never thought he could be this happy, while in the BOTTOM left corner is a ant size photo of Kate outside her home, having a picnic with THEIR 8 kids.
If he wants to go and start a relationship less than 3 weeks after saying they want a divorce, whatever, but he has some GUTS to be posing all over the tabloids with her, rubbing it in every ones faces. I don't even know Kate, and I still want to strangle him. Marriage is not a temporary stage of life, marriage is a commitment forever, and you would think that if he was TRULY committed that he would be a little more heart broken and a little less already smitten with someone else. GET A LIFE, and get off my magazines, your quite pathetic attempt to gain celebrity status is sickening and I will not spend any more of my time acknowledging him.
Please keep Kate in your prayers, though we don't know her side it is quite obvious that her "husband" has abandoned the whole family.

NO ONE in the US should be going hungry


I truly don't understand how anyone could go hungry? Yet, I probably spend at least 80% of my money on food, whither it be groceries or going out to eat, all my money seems to fly out of my purse. Yet, yesterday I had an Epiphany, Zach, ultimate fast food junky, got so excited yesterday because it was Wed, now let me tell you at this point I have already think he has gone complete crazy, then he continues to tell me that Wednesday means... free roast beef sandwiches at Arbys! Now, I am no fast food craze like he is, but FREE MEANS FREE and that's money I would have spent on actual lunch. So we went for lunch and... dinner! And, I spent no money yesterday, then as I watched TV I saw Thursday is Free McDonald's coffee all day, and Tuesdays are free root beer floats at Sonic. Now maybe, if I take-up these nice offers, I will have lots of money to spend on lots of other things and MAYBE I can single handedly raise the suffering economy, by spending money, needless to say after all this free FAST food, I may need to spend that money on a personal trainer or Liposuction, but I had no clue that so many things were given away for free. I am going to eat that fast food, and enjoy every greasy bit of it, you only live once, and I know I don't want to be on my death bed wishing I had that FREE root beer float.

Katie is short for.. Spontaneous



Yesterday, LATE afternoon (7sh) my mom called and we had a normal day to day chitty chat, and she was asking if I had gotten the itinerary she sent me (I am going home August 9Th), then she informs me that if I want to see my girl cousins who live in Ohio before the summer ends to let her know and she will book my flight. So me, realizing Summer= only 4 more weeks, 1 of which I will be at home so that leaves three. So I get on the phone with my cousins, (these are in fact the girl cousins that the middle one is getting married, and I am in her wedding) and they tell me they are going out of town next Friday, so that leaves TWO weeks. So, curiosity kills the cat and I am scouring the Internet for available options, and I came up with few and as if God had planned on me going, a 190 dollar ROUND TRIP flight comes available for... Tomorrow morning! So, having to take advantage of this great bargain, I am booked and ready to leave tomorrow morning until Wed. But in my defense, you couldn't even get a ticket to south Florida for 95$ each way, let alone Ohio, so it is definitely a sign. So, I will be spending my weekend trying on bridesmaid dresses (maybe even sneaking on the occasional wedding dress) not eating till 10 oclock at night, and running around like a chicken without a head (connett fast paced life style).
So, I am off to Pleasentville!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Young at heart

Do you remember the game MASH? of course you do!
It is that fun elementary school game, where you plot out your future by picking out 5 options for each category (i.e. husband,car,career,honeymoon,kids, pets, city you live, and of course MASH: which means are you going to live in a Mansion,Apartment,Shack, or House, then your friend says start and makes little dashes and depending on how many dashes you have down determine what your future holds) Well, I rediscovered this game on our what was supposed to be 9 hour drive (turned into 11 hour drive) back to Jacksonville. Poor Zach, drove as I nagged him about picking 5 different options for every category, of course when it came to wife, he stubbornly chose "katie, katie z, kaitlyn. kaitlyn marie, kaitlyn z" and to his surprise when it was my turn and my choices ranged from "zach...", and then 4 adorable celebrities that just popped into my head, randomly hehe. But I forgot how fun it is, and what great laughs it is. I found a website where you can actually play it, with the computer (boy, has technology come along way).
http://www.espin.com/mash-game.php
Point of this is... the littlest STUPIDEST things, can be so much fun! Stop take in a fresh of air, enjoy the moment and lighten up the mood with a pointless childhood game.

You never believe when your parents say:: enjoy this moment cause time flies when your having fun, and boy does it.. I still can't believe I am about to start my senior year of college and then I have to be a grown up.. I don't even know what I am going to do after a year.. ah! Time to play some childish games like shoots and laders and MASH, and enjoy my blast from the past.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bitter Sweet Vacation

*Sigh*, So after a fun filled full week of vacationing I am back to Jacksonville and continuing on with real life, boo!! Vacations are something that you count down for as soon as the date is set, and once it has come and gone, it is disappointing, nothing left to count down for.

Let me tell you a little bit about our family reunion, we spent 9 hours getting there, and once we got there it was pure chaos. My Aunt Debbie, sends all 26 to the grocery to pick up 1000$ worth of groceries for the week, considering that is the closest thing to civilization and it is still 45 min away. Every night a family was assigned to a different DELICIOUS meal, and during the days we would take out the 2 speed boats so people could, ski, knee board, or tube and the platoon bloat, for the people who just wanted to relax and float in the water. I did a lot of both, tubing has always been my all time favorite, the rush and unexpectedness of the whole thing. Well anyways everyday, we would wake up have coffee and go out on the boats till around 3-4 come back in for lunch go back out around 5-6 and stay out till 8-9 when we would BEGIN to make dinner. So, needless to say every night was a long night, where we were close to eating each other due to starvation. After dinner, we would all sit around and shit chat and play the occasional drinking game. On Thurs however, big bad Dad, decided he was going to drive the speed boat while my mom and I tubed, (we should have known he was going to try to kill us), we held on for a good long time with an occasional light fall here and there. AND THEN... we hit what seemed to be a TSUNAMI, the biggest of all big waves, we both flew in the air like super hero's, banging into each other and trying to reach the top of the water to breath again. I landed on my back, causing loss of breath not to mention whip lash that I am still paying for to this minute, and my mom practically broke her poor ring finger, that her ring is still jammed on. So my Thur and Fri were extreme headaches and neck aches. But.. that still didn't damper my mood and still come Sat morning when it was time to say goodbye, I still teared up and wanted to start the week over so bad.

My moms family, consists of her 3 brothers, Steve and Debbie who have 3 daughters, Lindsey 25, Lauren 23 (whose wedding I am in) and Hillary 18. Then Brian and Lyn who have Casey 26 and Morgan 22. Finally Gary and Dianne who just have Elisabeth who is 8 and my all time little mini-me through the whole trip. All of the older cousins brought there significant others making it a BIG party. I have grown up, VERY, close to all of my cousins and as we get older we only seem to get closer and closer, so making a yearly trip to all come together is a definite must. Not to mention this year we celebrated Zach's 21st birthday with a Fiesta, My cousins Casey's Wife's Baby shower, and Hillary's Boyfriend Se ans 19Th birthday, So lots and lots to celebrate.

Now you are probably wondering what the "bitter" is about in my title, well let me tell you that I have intense separation anxiety (self diagnosed, of course), whenever I have to say goodbye, I start crying hysterically, and when I have to say goodbye after fun vacations these tears can last up to days (i.e. after Aruba, a full week of crying that it was over). The one person that I really get upset with saying goodbye is my mom, now let me explain its not just a little tear when EVER I say goodbye to her, it is sobbing the whole way home. My mom and I have a great relationship, like I have said many times she is my best friend. I have had so many "best friends" disappoint me but with my mom it is different, she lectures me/nags me/ complains to me/ yells at me, yet she loves me unconditionally. She is like the big sister I never had, we could be fighting one minute and laughing the next. I have always said that my mom is my best friend and if she could she would be my maid of honor. So it is VERY bitter saying goodbye to her, and to all of my family, spending any time away from people you love is sad, let alone long periods of time, when you don't know when it will be again. Not to mention, when I come back to Jacksonville it is just Zach and I, so we have spent a week constantly around people to being alone, especially cause Zach works so much, so eating lunch alone, really stinks.

So now I am home, peeling/with a neck ache and some sort of sun poisoning or something (long story) and SAD!!
Not to mention, I have a grocery list as long as toilet paper role, and 1000 errands to be ran! boo. pity party for Katie!

BUT FOR MORE PICTURES OF OUR VACATION GO TO::::
http://picasaweb.google.com/kzeppen

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blog break!!



Today is the day we venture to TN for the family reunion. Now a little description of where I will be for the next week, huge log cabin on lake Norris in TN, where the closest civilization is...I Don't even know!Last time we went two summers ago, I asked the local who ran the gas station that fills up the boats.. what they did for fun, he explained "well, we gotta tree swing, and we go four Wheeling". So, no Internet, no cell phone service, no CIVILIZATION at all. But that's OK, being in a house with all my cousins and my family and all of our significant others sounds like just the vacation I need. So pray for this one house in TN, that is holding the whole clan.LAKE NORRIS HERE WE COME!!!
Also.. Happy Birthday to Zachary Tomorrow!!!! I love you with all my heart, and I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with you. You are definitely my better half, my best friend and my backbone I don't know what I would do without you. God has really blessed me, by bringing you into my life. Thanks for your Patience and understanding, and loving me for who I am. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Here comes the....


GOT YA! Bridesmaid!! For the first time, in my WHOLE life, I was asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. My cousin Lauren is two years older than me and getting married next summer and low and behold she wants me to be standing next to her. I am so excited, I just cant hide it!! My mom was just talking about how I have yet to go through my close cycle of girl friends getting married. I mean I know older girls that were a year or two older than me get married, but we weren't close or anything. I put the picture of 27 dresses on here, a. because it is a cute movie about how she is a bridesmaid 27 times and b. because hopefully it is the start of something wonderful, BRIDAL SEASON!!

How can one not love weddings, I think there is something so magical about them! I am a very sappy person for those of you who don't know. Whenever, I watch weddings on TLC or anything like that I start crying, not sobbing, but shedding a tear or two. Not to mention as I have said previously that I buy wedding magazines like it is my job. Interesting... Maybe I should be a wedding planner??? Ya right, I don't think Id cry at weddings anymore, I think I would rejoice in the fact it was over. Nope, cant take something that special and make it a career. I hope, I get over this wedding crying thing or I am going to be a HOT MESS at my own wedding..

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My disgusting roommate



Well, I bet you all are wondering whatever happened on the Fourth, Did Amanda ever come leave the house, so I could be social again?? YES!! She did in fact leave around 1 o'clock to go to the beach, I came out of my room and yuck! I hadn't noticed the night before because I was so into my sneaking around that the condition of our kitchen was Unlivable! what do I mean by that?? I mean my sloppy roommate Bailey, decided to have people over when no one was there, break a bottle of beer not clean it up,leave all dishes in sink, leave green beans that were in fact growing fuzzy things still on the pot on the stove, and half a eaten pizza covered in ants on the counter. Not to mention here in FL we have a thing called COCKROACHES that do in fact love beer, so there guest appearance in my kitchen was not in any fact surprising. I WAS LIVID, my first instinct was to call mom, I needed a sane woman to tell me that this in fact was disgusting, after that I went to work, bleaching everything (the floor, the counter, the trash can), anything to get the 1 inch layer of beer off the ground and the bugs as far from me as possible. So after I spent all of my fourth cleaning, I discovered a problem... Amanda was going to come back and notice that the apartment was a complete 180, so how was I going to explain that I didn't come home in time to go and get drunk at the beach with all my friends, cleaning fairy?? No, I text ed Amanda saying I was back and soon after received 10000 texts calling me "grandma" for staying and cleaning rather than having a "fun"time with them. But, I didn't care, because after my cleaning and after Zach got back from work, we grilled hot dogs and hamburgers,made my famous buffalo dip, took a long walk through the neighborhood and enjoyed spending my 4Th SOBER with the one person that I love.

Now on-to more important things, this coming Saturday is the man I loves birthday!! Now,if you have been keeping track, Sat we will be in Lake Norris for my family reunion, and with both Zach and Is crazy life, we decided to celebrate his birthday on Sun. Zach wrote all about it in his blog, so I wont go into crazy details, except the fact that Zach's dad came into town today and they are celebrating his birthday and then all of us are going to dinner tonight!! I can NOT wait. 3 Days until we leave for our 8 hour drive to Lake Norris!!

Oh my I almost forgot, I was so excited to find that our "on demand" has workouts on TV it is my NEW addiction, I did a little something called Cardioke last night, yes, it is what it sounds like Karaoke with Cardio. AMAZING. yet Zach and I were tired...ok...EXHAUSTED after just ten minutes. But it was so fun! Who said working out had to be a bad thing??

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Read post before this to understand!

You have to read my post before this to understand!!
But I while I am just lying here..
I decided to upload pictures from when I was in Tampa..
First is a VERY sweaty one of my dad and I at the Pat Benetar concert! My dad isn't smiling though, bah humbag! He was enjoying himself, dont let the picture fool you!
The second is of my friend Amanda (who has me barricaded in my room, when she came to Tampa and we went to the Blue Martini)
The last is one of Zach and I (his new haircut and a new dress of mine, before I went to my great grandmas for dinner)

My NOT so good Idea.


Do you ever do things, that after you do them you think "wow, you are strange"? Well yesterday I did, in fact I had a whole night of thinking that..

Let me start from the beginning...
Yesterday afternoon I decided the time had come, to come back to Jacksonville. I was so excited cause both my roommates were out of town, so I could just lounge around and be completely lazy and not pressured to be social. WELL....I was half way to Jacksonville when my blackberry went off, it was my roommate Jill who is back in NJ for the summer. She informs me that she is letting a close friend of ours stay at our apt this weekend in her room.
Now before you all think, I am a bitch (pardon my language) let me explain, that when this certain friend is here, all she wants to do is party (which is fine) but a par tier needs a friend (PROBLEM!!) I am not in the mood to party and go out every night till 2am and get hit on by disgusting over the age of 30 guys. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed, I knew I'd be pressured into going out and when I said
no as I knew I would cause I didn't want to go out I'd be labeled "grandma".
So I called Zach and I'm venting about my problems and wishing I had staid in Tampa after all, he invites me to stay at his place (an idea, but I hadn't slept in my own bed in two weeks). So him and I go on our weekly date night and I am mopping around, like a child who's mom said she couldn't have two candy bars. I came up with an idea! I was going to park very far away from my apartment and then BARRICADE myself in my room, and pretend I had staid in Tampa for the night. And that I did, I casually text her around 8pm to see if she was on her way yet, and told her I had staid in Tampa so she'd be alone. When she responded she just left and would be there at 11pm I put my plan into action. I went pee 1000 times and locked myself in my room around 10:45pm, AND IT WORKED.
SMALL PROBLEM THOUGH::: She is supposed to be meeting all of our other friends at the beach for a full day of drinking, so I thought "she'd definitely get up early, shower and meet them down there before the beach got crowded", but its 11:30am,on the 4Th of July, and I am still locked in my room and she her car has still not left the driveway..I am going stir crazy, I want to lay by the pool and relax and now it is a waiting game..
Amanda it is the FOURTH OF JULY,LEAVE ALREADY!!!!!!

moral of the story:: I need my own place ASAP

Happy Fourth Everyone!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

One Piece Bathing suits

I am supposed to be back in Jacksonville I know, that's what I had told the whole blogging world... but I lied.

I decided that I spend 320 days in Jacksonville a year, compared to my house. So, when the lady I babysat told me that I didn't need to babysit due to now, BOTH little girls having ear infections... I decided to stay!! Even though I do indeed miss Zach terribly, I decided that spending that quality time with my parents, was much needed.

So.. on my list of errands that I have been postponing for a week was to go to "Target", why would I delay that wonderful store, that I would go to DAILY, is because I have ZERO money, and I needed to buy Zach a few things. Now buying things for others is fun (don't get me wrong) but its a huge tease to walk past those cute dresses and NOT be able to get anything.
Anyways, today I went, with good reason::: I needed a one piece bathing suit (we are going to Norris Lake in TN for our family reunion, and spend the whole time water skiing or tubing, water sports, and two years ago when we went my bottoms had a couple of close calls during water sports). So, I browsed around and found at least 6 one pieces that would do... I trailed over to the dressing room, thinking for sure I was going to be in trouble for buying so many of them. I get in the dressing room and start trying them on and wow!! I will never ever, wear a one piece, My boobs are too big and it made me seem much heavier then I actually am. Needless to say, I decided losing my bottoms was a much better option then looking 10 lbs heavier then need me. However, I did spend my babysitting money and got two dresses that looked SO much cuter than a stupid, one piece, piece of crap!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!!!

Rain, Rain go away come again another day! 48 hours of thunderstorms and I am not amused. It may possibly be the fact that I am running on very few hours of sleep, due to the earthquakes that came in the form of thunder last night.
I don't truly mind rain, I actually find it quite comforting to have a day in my PJs and watch sappy movies. YET, the problem with today is... I have stuff to do. I have errands to run and a car across the driveway that I would have to run through the rain to get into. So, I am pretty cranky when writing this so please, don't hold it against me.

Today is my last day at home and I am sitting in the family room watching some very entertaining "lifetime movie". Now lifetime, tends to consume my life, with worries and paranoia but the movies I have been watching the first entitled "killer hair" and the second called "Hostile Makeover" has completely filled my life with some good ole quality entertainment. The intellectual movies I am watching are two movies based on a book series called "killer looks" or something like that, very good. Anyways, like I said I have stuff to do, I need to run to the mall to pick up some last minute things for Zachary for his birthday, then I have to go to Target, to pick up things for me! Anyone out there want to be paid to run my errands for me PUHLEASE!
I decided I have complained way way way too much, So I am going to type up some things I love:
-I love my cat curious
- I love my moms swarovski crystal necklace my grandma gave her, that I steal on occasion
- I love lifetime
- I love humus and the garlic pita chips that I eat it with
- Mmm. I really love Greek pasta salad
- actually... I love all Greek food!!
- I love my Vera Bradley bag
- I love my Jessica Simpson flower heals
- I love taking vacations (favorite being to Aruba for my 21st)
- I love my mom, who wakes me up every morning before the sun is up to say goodbye
- I love my boyfriend, who texts me soon after the sun is up to say good morning
- I love my Honda Civic 06 Hybrid, that I fill once a blue moon cause of its amazing gas mileage
- I love my blackberry storm, that is constantly glued to my hand
**Just a few things**
Hopefully it stops raining, so I can wear my cute little black dress, with my cute little black flats, and my moms swarovski crystal necklace and I can run my errands.. (I am not going to hold my breath.. I live in FL) Maybe, I will have better things to say later on

Monday, June 29, 2009

To my Mommy

I was just showing my lovely mother my blog, and uh-oh... I had nothing about her in this! So I dedicated this to my mother-- my bestfriend, and my biggest cheerleader, I hope one day I can be half a good as mom as my mother!

One step closer to being Suzie Homemaker



I love more than anything to cook, it is a highlight to my day, when Zach is at work in Jacksonville and I start a new recipe (or old) that I know he will like, and count down the hours or minutes till he will be home to try it.


While I am at home, it was an honor for my mom to ask me to make my "famous" spaghetti casserole for my grandmothers birthday that we were hosting at my house in Tampa. Spaghetti casserole is amazing (also really bad for you) but not very easy to make. So, when I do decide to make it, everyone is very appreciative. So I made a new dip recipe I got from a friend for an appetizer and Spaghetti Casserole, salad, and garlic bread for dinner. IT WAS A HUGE HIT!


I can't wait to have my very own family, and be able to cook for them every day (even though I will probably not like it nearly as much as I do now).


But here are the recipes for enquiring minds::

first is the buffalo chicken dip:: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Buffalo-Chicken-Dip/Detail.aspx (it says to have it with celery or crackers, but I love it with Tostitos Chips also, it says cook 40 min, I just cook 350 until cheese is melted and bubbling)


Next is the Spaghetti Casserole Recipe::http://www.dvo.com/recipes_archive/spaghetti_casserole.html Conveniently I have found the EXACT recipes online, so it cuts out on a lot of typing on my part. If you have any questions call, but this is pretty simple to understand. Enjoy..


So if you are bored, and want to try new delicious things, go for it!!


On another note, I have self diagnosed me with ADD, (or something similar) I am very weird about things, such as:: (I am going to name just a few the gentlemen in my family have a tendency to do)


- Leave food out that they had meals earlier

- Leaving dishes in the sink, when the dishwasher is a foot away

- Leave the toilet seat up

- not properly close the chip bags, when put back into the pantry

- Interrupt

- Put empty bags//boxs of food BACK into the pantry

- pile high the garbage so when you go to take it out, trash falls out the top


just to name a few.. I pray my kids will be better behaved then that, if not I better learn to control myself, or the steam might start coming out of my head.


Good thing Zach is not anything like either (he knows better), the other night when we went out with some friends, we came back and my brothers had left all ingredients of Mac-n-cheese EVERYWHERE. I couldn't even see the counters, now I know when my mom came home she would have a cow! So of course I start screaming with annoyance. Anyways, point of the story is coming I swear.. My mom, grandma and I went to visit my great grandma (as blogged before) and I knew we would come home to a huge mess (Brad wanted to hand make Fettuchini Alfredo) but when we came home, the whole kitchen was spotless the trash had been taken out, Bailey (our dog) had been fed and taken out to go to the bathroom, all the counters had been wiped down. now I instantly thought:: oh the boys went out for dinner. but was shocked to discover that they did indeed make from scratch the fettuchini and Zach had cleaned the place spotless afterwards. boy is he great or what?


T-Minus:: 11 days until we go to Tennessee for our Family Reunion, so excited!!
and Zach got a haircut (Pictures from our Tampa visit, soon!!)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Product of the 80's


I have always loved 80's music since I was very little, and I think it's because that's what my parents listened to when I was younger, so it stuck. I have always loved Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, BUT my absolute favorite singer, is Pat Benetar random I know! She had stopped touring when I was old enough to want to see her in concert, but continued to blast her music throughout the house. My junior year of high school, my dad and I went on a "father/daughter date" (something we used to do at least once a month) and SURPRISE, Pat Benetar had a comeback concert in TAMPA!!! So we sat 3rd row, of a unbelievably packed stadium (I was definitely the youngest one there). It was AMAZING, she was just as good as all of her CD's, and exactly lived up to my expectations. She only went on tour that one year it was her 25Th anniversary, well last night, was her 30th anniversary comeback tour, and again dad and daughter date, and again it was breath taking.

Fun Fact:: Pat Benetar, was the second music video ever on MTV

Some Songs you may know:: Love is a battlefield, Heartbreaker, Hell is for children, Hit me with your best shot, Shadows of the night..


Anyways, here it a clip so you can enjoy her music as much as I do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9J9rTZJBmw (I don't know how to upload them)





Friday, June 26, 2009

Old habits.. dont die fast

Today, Zach left and I decided what better way to spend a rainy day then go to the dentist (not, but Kathy made the appointment, so that's how my rotten day started, drilling away in my poor mouth). But anyways, I came home to my empty house and decided to watch a movie, so I scrolled through all of the "on demand" movies, and stumbled across "the boy in the striped pajamas" now for those of you that have not seen it, it is about a German boy (son of a head soldier) and a Jewish boy in a concentration camp, forming a friendship through the electric fence of the camp. Unfortunately, I am not naive enough to think that this kind of brutal racism doesn't still occur, yet its very very sad to think about. When I talked with Emily, we talked briefly about the prejudice that still occurs in the world. And it is very shocking to me, I feel like I want to stand at the mountain top and be the biggest advocate for it. This movie, is a very touching movie for those of you who can stand to watch the awful events that occurred back in the 1940's. I hope that everyone who reads this can look past the "color" of someone, or there religion or anything, the most important TRAIT of anyone is there insides and personality. Just on the news was a elderly gentlemen that shot people in the Holocaust museum, he was apart of a white supremacy group aka white naive ignorant people who have nothing better to do with there time then carry on some ridiculous habit that there great great ancestors started. Let me tell you, my grandfather, is no saint, not even close, and he still is prejudice against people.. HOWEVER, I am 21 years old, and I chose to follow my own beliefs, as did my parents and brothers and we believe in God, now God does not prejudice against anyone, all our his children.


I have been PRAISING this whole blog thing, since I have started, I have even tried convincing my closest friends and parents. Yet, they would rather read about my life then have people read about there very own. Yet, after much much begging, and the very fact that now Zach and I are in different areas, I have finally convinced Zach to get a blog.
Now why I wanted this... Zach and I lead very busy lives.. in fact we hardly see each other when we are both in the same place. It seems like our schedules are opposite, so now he can update it on his time and I can update mine on my time and we both know how each others days are going.. Or better yet its a good warning if one of us is having a bad day.
So, as Emily would say, sit back grab a cup of coffee and read all about Zachary Stephen Hosford, the good the bad and the ugly! Hopefully, this can give you both sides to the story and get a better understanding of our relationship and love for each other. So read all about it at.. www.zhosfor.blogspot.com

Have a good night everyone!!

P.s. My amazing boyfriend, has just text me saying he was coming back to tampa, just to spend the next couple days with me before he has to go back to work on Monday. Boy, has God really blessed me. 8 hours driving in a 14 hour span.

P.S.S. after I watched Boy in the stripped pajamas, I watched Fire Proof, and I was obsessed what an amazing and touching movie, today was a good movie day! Go rent both of those, on your next rainy day.. you wont regret it

Thursday, June 25, 2009

To be young and BROKE...


Why is it I have absolutely NO money?
Being a college student really stinks, I wish I could, blink my eyes and be 5 years older, married, working, living in my very own house, with my very own pets. It is nice to dream!
Today, Zach and I went to the Jewelry Exchange, in Tampa, and I found my DREAM ring setting. None of you know, but my dream engagement ring, is a solitaire in the middle with a flower looking setting. Well, we found it, as I blinked my big eyelashes and had a big ole smile on my face. Zach dipped his hand into his pocket and NADA, nothing, zippo, no $, well at least not enough for the down payment, so as I had to tell the nice jeweler that we would be back and I took off my dream ring, and said a very sad goodbye to it. Sigh.. to be young and broke sucks! I wont lie, I have been pretty bummed about departing from my dream ring setting. But its not Zachs fault, well a little, he was just short of the downpayment after he spent his whole paycheck on food, gas, and alcoholic beverages. I guess everything happens for a reason. For some reason, God did not plan on me having that ring. Sigh.
I went to my great grandmothers assisted living for dinner, and it was AMAZING.. Assisted living is like a resort they had a four course meal and all these activities, needless to say.. I wanted to move in tomorrow. Yet, I am not old enough for that I was informed but, a girl can dream.
I think it is VERY sad that Farrah Fawcett died today, yet her death is a size 6 font at the very bottom of all the news websites, when Michael Jackson's death has taken over the whole page! Was Michael Jackson a good performer= Yes, was he a good person.. debatable. But since this is my blog, I am going to stress my opinion, I do not think that Michael Jackson is a good person, I think he overdosed on plastic surgery and I think should be in jail right this day, for his 2005 trial on molesting children. So, please pray for BOTH the families of Farrah and Michael, because it is hard losing a family member regardless of what other people think of them.
Adios for now Amigos!!
p.s. I re-read my post and realized I am not very innocent in the whole money saving thing, because my money is gone before it hits my wallet, I love my wine and my shopping sprees, so god only knows I couldn't afford a candy bar.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jon divorces Kate and the 8


Yes, I am very biased of this situation. Last night, when Jon announced he and wife of ten years Kate were divorcing, I was "OK" with the situation.. UNTIL... Kate was clearly torn up about the situation I am pretty sure she said that it is "not what she wanted", and she doesn't want to be alone, as she chocked back tears.. Then they went back to Jon, as he said he was "excited" for this new phase in his life..

NOW A. If my husband of ten years was caught cheating on me, or acting in "inappropriate ways" then he would definitely be the one kissing my butt, because we would need extensive therapy to fix that and he may be running for his life, because my dad would be the real one he would have to face. Not to mention Jon is the one ANGRY with Katie, he isn't kissing any butt his solution to this problem (marriage) is to run away.


As a Christian women, completely against divorce and infidelity it took a lot for me to not want to jump straight through the television and ring his neck to regain some sense. Now I am not saying Kate is a saint (I don't even know the women), but like I said before I do know NO one deserves to be cheated on and then left.


As Emily said to me last night "what an awful example of a Christian marriage"


Off my soap box about them for now! Sorry to you all, that are reading me vent about strangers.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Home, Home on the Range



Yesterday, I made the long 4 hour drive to Tampa, to see my daddy for Fathers Day and visit with the family for a week.




My dad, is an amazing HUGE hearted man, he is the typical big teddy bear and goes about the "you can have anything you want", type of dad. My dad has struggled with jobs, for the past couple years. He has owned the same company in Northern California called Scheduling.com and has also had many other jobs with it. My dad gets bored with jobs, and even though he doesn't need anything more then his company in California, he always seems to pick up jobs, in the hopes of "saving" them, he finds companies who are in desperate need of his help and tries to rescue them. Yet, his self esteem is not real great because for the first time, the company he has put the most effort in, just filled for bankruptcy and unfortunately was un-savable. So, keep him in your prayers because he is really down on himself.


Home has been WONDERFUL, my parents greeted me with a bunch of different types of there favorite wine, and we had our own "wine tasting" in our very own home, and my new favorite (cheap) wine, is called "little black dress" it is a Chardonnay, and very very good. HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TRY IT, IT IS ONLY 10 DOLLARS!!



Zach is back in Jacksonville, working hard. I often feel very sad that he is so far from his parents, I couldn't imagine, not being able to see my parents for 6 months at a time. Let me tell you a little about Zach, he is also 21 years old and a aviation major, with his private pilots license and working on his commercial license. When he is not flying around Jacksonville on small private jets he works as a part time employee at "Zales" jewelry store. I can not wait for Zach to come visit me in Tampa tomorrow to Thur so we can be our goofy selves again. Its hard to be away from him, ya I need I sound extremely crazy, and clingy, but when you spend so much time with someone its hard to make that "goodnight call" or "good morning text".


I'm watching Millionaire Matchmaker (yes, I know you are judging me due to the extremely educational tv programs I always seem to watch) and its sickening how some people are, and how they generalize women so much. This one guy described that he wanted a blond in shape party girl, EXCUSE ME SIR.. what about her intelligence? what about her personality? I may just be angry because I am not blond, but truly I think it is sickening how that's the only thing a guy would say he was looking for.


So, for all of you fellow blogger that don't know about my family I am the middle child of 3, two brothers!! Now, I am very very close to my little brother Steven, and VERY not close to Brad the eldest brother. Steven, got caught with Rum under his bed yesterday, now I don't know who's side to take, Steven who is 18 and caught with alcohol and truly like my other half (I baby him so much, people could swear he was my own child) or my parents who I know only want the best for him and he is underage. I drank underage.. I am not a saint in any way. Yet, its scary when you get older and you know people who have gotten DUI's or in Drunk driving accidents, or even died from alcohol. However, I am NOT his parent, so my choice... STAY OUT OF IT!! that way everyone is not mad at me.


This blog is VERY boring, So Sorry. Home life is just not as exciting as college life.


Oh here is a small piece of drama... I get home in Tampa yesterday afternoon, and I got a new Credit card, so my mom gave it to me, and I go to put it in my wallet and LOW AND BEHOLD .. I left my wallet in Jacksonville. Yes.. I drove 4 hours with no drivers license.. I can not go anywhere now.. luckily with Zach coming to visit, he went to my apartment and grabbed it, So I will be out of house arrest as of tomorrow. :-)

Speaking of getting addicted to things, I am OBSESSED with Twilight (no judgments, I was completely against this Vampire, romeo and Juliet, until I saw it) then I read ALL four of the books in four days. My whole life seemed to be put to a halt. But they are really good, don't knock it, till you see it! and no... blogger people i do NOT believe in vampires.


Another strange addiction I have is BRIDE magazines, they are so fun to look at,all the different choices, I buy them religiously (I guess its better than tabloids a lot of people read). Every time I buy one, I always get aww.. are you getting married. Then I blush.. (blush as in, cheeks get watermelon red with embarrassment) and say "not yet". Oh lord, not to mention every time I bring one home, I am pretty sure Zach has a minor heart attack. hehe poor kid.



no.. I am not engaged, for all of you who don't know, Zach and I have had MANY talks about it, and realized it is best we wait until we graduate in May, to start that next chapter in our lives.


Even though, this blog kinda stinks, I hope you all enjoyed my pictures!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Jersey People.. BEWARE


Oh My!! Well since my lovely friend Emily, made a whole blog about me, I thought I should start this one with a little shout out to her. Even though I think she is the only one reading this.
Emily, is one of those friends that once you talk with them, your whole day is better. I hung up the phone after going 4 years without talking to her yesterday and told everyone about her (my boyfriend, my roommate, and my mom). Do you ever have one of those friends that you feel blessed to have, well that's my Emily. She not only understands and loves my weird personality but we like she said in her blog understand each other, even when I don't think anyone could possibly understand there she is. Not to mention she is such a huge supporter and has never ending advice and love for everyone. The way she talks about her niece and nephew makes me wish that my brothers would have kids, so I could experience that (but any product of Brad or Steven wouldn't be a good thing, unless they married saints). So Emily since I know you will be reading this eventually I braided my hair last night to attempt to have your sisters hair and AH! never again, it was not successful not in the least bit.

Caution::: New Jersey lovers beware::
This is not really fair to say but I have always had something against New Jersey, now I don't know why it is, my two best friends are from NJ one is my roommate. But I think its there out there personalities and there threatening and always on the defense that really turns me away, and makes me think not so highly of them. Well I don't know if I'm wording this accordingly, I guess what I mean to say is they are not very rational. FOR INSTANCES:: my new addiction is Housewives of New Jersey, and first the crazy lady has a book about her a not so good history book about her may I add, and secondly the pretty brunette who is an amazing mother on the show, FLIPS the table. And the nephew says "hey if you haven't flipped a table, you ain't from Jersey." Now I watched this with my roommate, and she found this completely normal, I am pretty sure she compared these people to friends of hers and there parents. I think it must be in the water or something, but us southern people do not flip tables, in restaurants or in our own private homes for that matter.
P.s. if my roommate found out I "blogged" about her she would prob flip the table and go Jersey crazy on me, so lets keep it on the DL.
**Now I really can't run for office, none of Jersey would vote for me, I guess I am prejudice against Jersey.

So I had a personal dilemma today while I was nannying, CAUTION THIS IS GOING TO BE WAY TMI. I am on my period, or "time of month" and I underestimated my flow, now I started to panic due to my lack of supplies in my purse. So I rummaged through the lady I work withs bathroom searching high and low for a tampon. Thank goodness I found one. Yet when I called my mom with that dilemma she was ultimately disgusted that I had "stolen" a tampon from the lady I work with, and she said she prayed that the family didn't have a "nanny cam" yet I seriously don't think anything of it, and when I look back at it, I would have done it over again. WHAT IS A GIRL TO DO IN THAT CASE OF EMERGENCY??

Back to TV shows, I cried hysterically on the MTV show "hitched or ditched" the guys NEW JERSEY family did not want there 28 year old son to grow up, so they forbid him from marrying his long time girlfriend. He had convinced her that he was going to chose her, and they continue with the wedding plans, to only get to the alter where he tells her in front of everyone that he doesn't want to go through with it. HOW AWFUL.. again Jersey people. (ha ha this is all out of my weird sense of humor)

So the cat is out of the bag... Zach knows about my blog, he read it and officially thinks I am weirder than he thought. Today after work we went on a date day (a day we have once a week, to make time for each other during our busy schedules) and we went and saw "the proposal" it was SO cute. I cant even get over how cute it is. RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE.

I was re-reading this, and I feel like I am talking to myself, or that my thoughts had just written a blog, and am often very surprised at even what I say. If I didn't need therapy before I may now, "hey Katie, how are you?" "good how are you" "good sounds like we had a busy day" YA I definitely need to see someone. Ha Ha.

Every time I end this I think of something else I wanted to write about, so I may be back tonight, go see the PROPOSAL.

There goes my chance at President



Alright so once again, I have decided to further this whole blogging thing.

I think I may be the worlds worst babysitter, why you ask? Well, I arrived here at 8am and the people I nanny for got these super cool blocks that are all different sizes and shapes and you paint them together, well I saw this and my eyes got HUGE! so as soon as I put the kids down for there nap.. there I was, facing the blocks (the good angel told me to step away slowly and start the dishes, yet the bad angel said go for it.) So I dove in, ya real childish of me I know, but it was DEFINITELY worth it.

So I am going home TOMORROW, and though I am so excited there are a few very typical things that happen that I am not so excited about. For instances.. I know my mother has called the whole family (extended included) to come be at my house when I arrive (typical happens every time). The next is strange but routine for my mother, my dads mom will then give me a hug and tell me what a beautiful young lady I have grown into. THEN on CUE as if robotic, my mom chimes in "it doesn't matter what she looks like on the outside, but on the inside", ALRIGHT KATHY I am 21 years old, I know I need to have a good personality also, but let the grandma say her grandma line and let her be. I feel like I may have a slight problem with this, she has annoyed me the past 21 years about it, that when I have kids and people tell them they are pretty I am going to be like "ya they are aren't they, you tell them they are pretty". Ha Ha poor Kathy, always gets teased and I don't even think she realizes saying it anymore.

Do you ever feel like you are a mean person? ya me either. Yet my roommates always tell me that I am mean to my boyfriend, now let me tell you why they think this. I have ALWAYS been stubborn and a little bossy. But that was not something that came over night, it was how I was born, I am very opinionated, and if you do something I don't like I will tell you. So last night I was told that I was mean, because Zach had made some comment (a boy comment if you know what I mean, one that was not thoroughly thought out, just came out as if it had been the lines from some awful brain cell killing guy movie) and I rolled my eyes. Poor Zach, he is such an amazing guy but sometimes his testosterone takes over his mouth and pointless stuff just comes out. But he loves me all the same, I always say.. Zach knew who I am and who I have always been, and fell in love with those traits.

Now another issue I need to touch on just cause I can on this blog::: John and Kate plus 8, MY FAVORITE SHOW IN THE WHOLE WORLD. Yet I am bothered beyond belief when people talk to me about it and explain that Kate DESERVED to be cheated on, PLEASE... I am pretty sure I was speechless and blinked a whole lot, trying to process this deserving to be cheat on. In MY opinion, no one DESERVES to be cheated on, I don't care if they are the meanest person on this planet, if you don't like how your significant other treats you seek counseling OR get separated. I do NOT believe in cheating.

Anyways enough about my tangents, I think this blog is going to ruin any chance I've ever had of running for office, I know this will haunt me, and when I am running they are going to print out this exact entry and say I neglected the children by rushing them to bed so I could play with there toys, or that I emotionally abuse my boyfriend and definitely sexest with my making fun of guys. GRR oh well. I guess I will have to give up my president dreams or my blog, and well... this is way too much fun!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hello Everyone,
This is the first time I have ever even considered doing a blog. But after reading my long time friend Emilys, I thought what an amazing way to get things off your chest, and have your own diary, so to me I am going to treat this as a personal journal. Not a place to be judged but a place for me to write down my day to day problems and amazing things that occur.
A little recap on my life: I am 21 years old and live in Jacksonville FL where I am a student at Jacksonville University. I am a Marketing Major and can NOT wait to graduate this upcoming May.
My best friend is my mom, and I tell her everything and anything, though it becomes often tough because of our 4 hour distance for the past 3 years, I feel that distance has only made us appreciate our relationship more (Geez sounds like im dating her). Speaking of, after kissing many warty frogs I have finally found the guy I am going to marry. His name is Zach Hosford, and we met at college and have been dating the past year and a half. Its very strange the way you can just tell when you have met the "one" it was like nothing before, and I instantly knew. Ya, sounds very corny I agree, point of the story is that I have found the man I am going to marry and I wish our type of relationship on everyone and anyone.
Today:
I went to astronomy (my summer class) hungover, due to a out of control small get together at my apt that included way to much sangria. And now I am annoyed lying in my bed waiting anxiously for the guests that my roomate invited over that seem to have moved in for the past week, so my roomate (Jill) and I can get going on our astronomy project. But that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon. So it looks as though I will be doing this project, which is truly not big deal, because I have unbelievable ADD and control problems so, if it isnt done to its fullest ability and the "best" then I will end up re-doing it anyways. But I am complaining an awful lot for my first ever blog. So on brighter news I am SO so SO excited to go home this coming Sunday, I havent seen my parents in 2 months and it is starting to make me home sick.
Do you know what I have been wondering? at what point do you age? for instance I think I look the exact same as when I was 16 yet 16 yearolds look at me and think that I am in my twentys. Isnt that weird, maybe because you look at yourself over and over and over again in the mirror, yet you can tell when you have gained the slightest amount of weight yet I can never tell that my actual face is maturing.
Right now, I live in a cute 3 story townhouse with my roomate Jill. Now these were supposed to be "temporary" plans for the summer, and I wanted to move into a cute little one bedroom right down the street. Yet, Kathy and Don think that living by myself is not a good idea, so they A-OKed Zach and I living together for my senior year, due to the fact that he is intending on proposing within the year. Yet, Zachs parents think differently, they think it is ok to live together once we are officially engaged. So until then, I guess I am homeless. Just Kidding, but I will be living in this very noisy never ending party that I call a home until then. So pray for me, and my never sleeping nights that lie ahead.
That is all for now, I need to start this stupid project