Archive for August 2007


August 31, 2007


joe got me an ihome for our anniversary!! i’ve been wanting one for *forever* for the kitchen. instead of getting me the under the counter one, he got this portable one so i can take it from room to room. yay!! he gave it to me today so we could take it to the cabin.

i got him what he wanted too: the simpsons, season 1. hehe. ๐Ÿ™‚


i love surprises

August 31, 2007

i was typing away at work today when these showed up:


my wonderful hubby remembered that i’ve always wanted to have flowers sent to me at work. aww. they are gorgeous too. and they smell sooo nice. sigh. what a great way to start off our anniversary weekend!

360 days

August 29, 2007

in just five days, joe and i will celebrate our wedding anniversary. that’s right, ladies, we have been married for almost a year. i can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. i hope every year doesn’t fly by like this!

we originally had planned to go to savannah next weekend since i’m working this weekend. however, since it has been sweltering here with temperatures topping 100 degrees most days, we really didn’t want to deal with the even hotter and more humid temperatures in south georgia. so, this weekend we’re going to joe’s parents’ cabin since the rest of the family will be at a cousin’s wedding (we really wanted to go, but i have to work sunday and originally was working monday before our morning show host offered to work for me). next weekend, we’re going to atlanta where we’ve booked a room at a really nice hotel. i’m excited. it’ll be a lot more relaxing than driving four hours both ways.

the weekend can’t get here soon enough.

Protected: frustrated

August 28, 2007

i get so frustrated at work sometimes. i feel like i can’t do anything right, which typically is caused by one of my public information contacts. every time i call him he gives me a hard time, then turns the tables and asks me why i’m being mean to him. for example, a couple of weeks ago a body was found in a neighboring county by a car belonging to a woman missing from our county. i called the county where the body was found. then i called our sheriff’s department’s pio to find out who had been missing because we had never heard anything about it. this is the response i got: “call paulding county. i don’t work on your schedule. i’ll give you something when i feel like giving you something.”

that is what i deal with on a daily basis. if we are having email problems at work (which we have had quite often recently), i can’t receive the incident reports. if i ask him to resend them to our yahoo address he gets huffy and says no. i guess he doesn’t understand the public relations part of his job.

i just got a phone call from him berating me for not calling his cell phone yesterday about some people who had fled after a traffic stop. now, my job is a lot different than when i worked at the newspaper. instead of having on dedicated beat, i cover everything. i had a lot of other things going on yesterday, and calling his cell phone slipped my mind. so, in my story, i put that no one returned my phone call seeking comment. which he didn’t.

sigh. then, last night, one of the local police chiefs was a little upset with me because i forgot to ask his sergeant if i could record him for soundbites when i interviewed him about a wreck. it’s just not been my week.

miss teen usa pageant

August 28, 2007

have any of you heard about the miss teen usa pageant? miss teen south carolina was asked why many americans don’t know where north america is on a map. here’s her response. it’s pretty painful.

Protected: humorous

August 27, 2007

the woman who got married on saturday is the same one who wrote a horrible post on her blog last year about our wedding and marriage. her now-husband made her take it down, but i still remember. she talked about how stupid it was for a christian and a jew to marry, and also said i am a mean, horrible person because i didn’t sit down and talk to her at my wedding.

on saturday, she didn’t sit down and talk to me! i think that’s hilarious. am i getting my feelings hurt? no. i know that a bride is insanely busy on her wedding day and can’t talk to everyone. i can’t even remember all the people who came to our wedding!

i think i’m a little too critical about weddings because i compare them to mine, which i consider the best wedding ever. ๐Ÿ™‚ but, so does every bride. the ceremony was nice. the church had no decorations besides some greenery on the ends of the pews, but she just may not be into that. i had lots of flowers and candles at ours. they also wouldn’t allow flash photography during the ceremony, which meant that i couldn’t take any pictures because whenever i take them without a flash they turn out blurry.

i also didn’t think her dress really looked like a wedding dress. it was tea-length, and honestly, looked like something i’d buy when i needed to dress up for something. when i think of wedding dress i think of fluffy skirts. the photographer even griped about the fact that it was so short. ha. then, she wore black flip flops with white polka dots to the reception. at least wear dressy flip flops!

ok, now before you all think i am a total bitch (because i really am not), i will stop.

people complimented my shoes, but they were pinching my toes so much i had to sit down a lot at the reception. my arthritis also was flaring up big time, so i was not a happy camper. that led to a cranky cady who quickly instigated a fight with my poor, defenseless husband over something so trivial as him offering to take back the groomsmen’s tuxes. however, that did mean that we were on their schedule as we had to wait for them to change. thinking back, i really feel bad about getting so upset though, and i’m sure a few people heard us arguing. i ended up waiting for joe in the car while he got the last tux because a) my feet, knees, ankles and back were KILLING me and b) it was sweltering outside. emma probably got mad that i didn’t say goodbye to her, but she can deal with it. we never knew they had left our wedding.

we stayed at the reception about an hour. it was pretty fun. the introduction of the bridal party was cool. emma and brandon picked songs with inside meanings for each person. joe’s was a song from office space. ha. i was so proud of him. he looked great. ๐Ÿ™‚

after we left, we made up, picked up a pizza,went home and watched some old episodes of the office. it was a very relaxing end to a very busy day.

wedding pics

August 27, 2007

here are some pics from the wedding. joe didn’t get a full-length one of me, but maybe we will take one here for the fun of it. we also didn’t get any of us together because he was running arond doing groomsmen stuff.

me before wedding 2 crop

wedding party crop

emma with groomsmen crop