May 20, 2008

It's Finally Here......

DEANNA PAPPAS.....The Bachelorette!
I'm so happy for my friend DeDe! She is ABC's new Bachelorette! It is so exciting watching someone that you know go through this thrilling experience on TV. I'm so happy that she is able to have this opportunity and I hope that it all works out perfectly for her.

When I moved to Georgia from South Carolina, DeDe was the first person who became my friend. We were pretty close in High School and I feel like I got to know a wonderful person. I always felt like she had something special about her and there was a part of me that felt she was destined for something spectacular in her life. She is truly a good person and deserves to find her true love.

She is always a blast to be around has a beautiful heart and amazing personality. (Wow, it sounds like I want to date her... J/K). But seriously, I am excited for the show and can't wait to watch her find the man of her dreams. I already have a few favorites that I'm rooting for but I guess that I will have to wait until next week to see a little more of their personalities.

I will be blogging about the show on episodes to come. STAY TUNED..........

May 19, 2008

Married to the Military

It is a little frustrating being an army wife. They aren't kidding when they refer to us as "ARMY WIVES". We are truly married to the military. What the military says, goes. In a way, it is a very submissive role. Not submissive between husband and wife, but between the couple and the military.

Not knowing when things are going to happen is one of the most annoying things in the world. It is very difficult to plan when you are dealing with the Military. I am the type of person who wants to make plans in advance and make sure that everything will go as the plans dictate. This is an impossible feat when you are married to the military. I have been in control of everything in my life for as long as I can remember. That is my personality. To take Control. I have always been like that. I enjoy being the planner and the "go to" person on making arrangements and decisions.

God is teaching me so much throughout my journey as a military spouse. I need to give up my control to Him. I do not have a choice in the matter. I can only do as much as I can and I must give everything else back to Him to take care of. This is a great life lesson, but a difficult one for me to apply in my life. I am always full of worries and stress and logically I know that these overpowerful feelings will have no bearing on the outcome of my life's events. But the stress and worry still comes to visit every now and then.

I believe that I am getting better, but I still have great room for improvement. I am grateful for the opportunities that have opened up for Reamer and I because of the military, but there still is a part of me that is having a hard time with dealing with the negatives. Especially with Reamer in Ranger School, and our Big move only around the corner. The unknown seems to be scary, but I know that once it comes it will go smoothly. I know that Reamer has found his true calling and that for the most part he is very happy as an Army Officer. I truly believe that this lifestyle will open doors for Reamer and I and will help us start our life as our own family. It is just taking some time to get used to. I love being married to my husband, but I didn't realize that I would have another marriage as well. But having a double marriage is definately worth it, because I have the best husband in the world. I can put up with my other marriage as long as my "true husband" is with me along the way.

Make New Friends But keep the Old One is Silver and the other Gold!

I love my friends. I don't think that there is anything better than spending time with my friends. They always know how to make me smile, laugh and feel better. I can vent my life's frustrations and I know that in my time of need you would be there for me. I want you to know that I will always be there for you. I think that I am very lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. I just thought I'd put together some quotes on friendship as a tribute to my friends. Thank you all for being such an important part of my life. (you all know who you are.) I love you!

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." - Bible: Ecclesiastes

"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" -Walter Winchell

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend." - by John Leonard

"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies." - Aristotle

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford

"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends." - Walt Whitman

"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life." - Edward Everett Hale

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?" - Henry David Thoreau

"Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rareFalse friends are like leaves, found everywhere."- Anoymous

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."-Thomas Jefferson

The only way to have a friend is to be one. * Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends. * Euripedes

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. -Pietro Aretino Italian poet

Life is nothing without friendship. -Marcus T. Cicero

What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. -Frank Crane

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. -Fr. Jerome Cummings

May 10, 2008

I'm bettin' on Intrade!!!

Have you ever heard of Intrade? It is a new way to invest. I just saw their website on the news and I am completely amazed. I didn't even know that this existed!

Intrade is a way for people to invest on other people’s opinions! Of course Intrade uses the word "invest" but I think that it is more like betting. You are able to invest/bet on Presidental Candidates to who is going to win American Idol. Many people are focusing on the Political race, but it is interesting that you can bet on current events. You can even bet on if you think Britney Spears is going to go back to REHAB!! Ha ha ha!

Intrade is similar to how you invest in Wall Street. The stock price will go up when the opinion or candidate's popularity goes up. When popularity increases so does the stock price and your investment/bet. You are able to buy and sell and potentially are able to make a big profit!

In the begenning of Presidental candidate McCain's run for President he was losing votes and almost out of the race. His campaign started to take a turn and so did his stock. Hillary Clinton's stock is currently decreasing and Obama's stock is steady. Currently according to Intrade, McCain is at 37% chance to win the Presidency and the price is $3.70 per share. As the race continues, it will be interesting to watch what the InTrade markets will do!!
Take a look at the site if you want to keep up with the Political race or any other event for that matter. Check it out at and hopefully you will make some money!!!


May 9, 2008

My Life's Ambition

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a big broadway star. I missed my chance. They are coming out with a show on MTV, where they have cast the next Elle Woods for the Broadway show of Legally Blonde the Musical. I missed the tryouts for the show. I feel like I have missed my true calling in life and my dream has been crushed. I have come to the realization that I will never actually be a famous singer/Broadway star and I am deeply saddened by this thought. I know that it might be a little dorky to have the dream of being a broadway star and especially starring in a cheesy show like Legally Blonde, but it is my dorky dream. I always wanted to go to NYU and major in musical theatre so that I could have a job where I get to be cheesy everyday. I just want to spend my life singing and dancing and being overly dramatic.

Ever since I saw the movie Legally Blonde, I fell in LOVE with Elle Woods and her story. She starts out with a narrow view of life, herself and relationships. She only thinks that the superficial things in life are important but throughout her self discovery, she grows into a strong, smart, and capable woman. Eventhough her initial persona may be superficial, Elle is not selfish and has a good heart. Elle is very intelligent despite what others think of her. She wants to be a winner, but never acts immorally to get what she wants. Elle will not do anything that would jeopordize her character. Elle grows throughout the plot and realizes that she can do anything that she puts her mind to. This is such a feel good story that you can't help but to fall in love with the storyline and character.

Needless to say, Legally Blonde the Musical is my most favorite thing in the world!! It takes two of my favoite things and puts them together. The music is so much fun and perfect for the story. Everytime I listen to the music, it makes me feel good. I know every single word to the entire play and often practice being Elle in my car and in my room when Reamer is gone. If anybody ever wants to see my production, please let me know. I will be happy to show you. Champ enjoys watching, so I think that others would enjoy it as well. It angers me that I missed my big break. The part of Elle Woods would have been absolutely perfect for me. Oh well.....Even if I can't be a famous Broadway Star, I can always pretend (and entertain my dog).

May 8, 2008

Jason Castro is Gone!!

TV is so addictive. I am trying to watch less TV with Reamer being gone. I'm doing pretty good so far, but I can't give up my FAV show ever..... AMERICAN IDOL!!! I'm so excited that Jason Castro got kicked off American Idol tonight! I can't believe that he actually lasted as long as he did. Now we are down to my favorite 3! So far I'm torn between the two Davids! I wonder who the winner will be??? I can't wait until next week. I can't help myself when it comes to this show. I can't miss an episode. Last season sucked, but this season I'm hooked again. If I had to miss a show, I seriously would have withdrawals. It is kind of like my Grandma and Memaw with their DR. PHIL. They love it. They talk about it all of the time. If you ever are at a loss for words with either of them, just ask them about Dr. Phil and they will talk your ear off. My Grandma even said that she wants to make up some drama about herself just so she can go on the show to meet him. They are hilarious. This pop culture stuff is such crap, but none of us can seem to stay away from it. Can't wait until my next healthy dose of crap next week!! I guess that I better check out Dr. Phil too. I may need to go visit with my Granny's next week.

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder...."?

I have come to realize what a blessing it is to be married to my husband. I know that we are still "newlyweds" as many people enjoy pointing out when I talk about my wedded bliss (and there is a certain amount of expectancy of happiness during this time), but I believe that mine is much deeper than that. We have spent our entire young adult/adult lives together so I believe that we have bypassed the typical newlywed phase. I think that at times, I have taken him and our relationship for granted.

Being an army wife has already taught me so much about myself and my realtionship with my husband. I truly enjoy him. We have so much fun together and he makes me smile everytime I'm around him. Sometimes when I look at him I think that he is so handsome and strong. I look up to him and wish that I could be as good of a person as he is. Ok, after all of this lovey dovey stuff, here comes the lesson. I have realized during my short time as an army wife that I appreciate the army. The forced time away from him shows me that life is so much better with him. I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea though. I'm not sitting around depressed that he is gone. I'm just appreciative that God shows me how lucky I am. I think that if we were never apart things would be different and I wouldn't realize how lucky I am.

I know that people say "absence makes the heart grow fonder...", but I don't believe that. I think that absence makes you realize how "fond" your heart truly is.

May 7, 2008

My first try at blogging...

I thought that I would try to give this blogging thing a go. I get a kick out of reading the thoughts of other people and think it has become my new hobby. I have seriously become obsessed with "spying" on others and keeping up with everyone's "status" on my favorite two sites in the world (facebook and myspace). I have realized that I think I have developed a crazy addiction to checking these two sites to find out what is going on in the worlds of my friends. I enjoy reading what everyone is doing at every second of the day. It has become so bad that I constantly check it on my blackberry just to see if anyone has posted something new. I think that I may have a form of OCD because I can not stop myself from checking to see if anything has changed. So, I decided that I should create yet another addiction for myself. I don't know if I'm going to enjoy blogging as much as I enjoy "spying" on others. Blogging seems a little more self centered, but I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes. I hope that you enjoy my thoughts.....