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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Memphis Barbies

I am sure many of you have seen this before, but I think it is funny every time! And, I love Barbies, so enjoy: Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Greater Memphis market:
"Germantown Barbie" This princess Barbie is sold only at the Towne Center. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.
"Collierville Barbie" The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Windstar Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.
"Frayser Barbie" This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife,a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) unless you are a cop...then we don't know what you are talking about.
"38120 Barbie" This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Kenand Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.
" Olive Branch Barbie" This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud Lite and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.
"Millington Barbie" This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Millington Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.
"Cooper-Young Barbie" This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two C-Y Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.
"Raleigh Barbie" This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant. "Brooks Road Barbie/Ken" This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Kenby simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on parts.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Anything else!

I know I have probably bored yall to death with the details of our last two weeks of life, but GET OVER IT, I'm not done! My mom and two of my three grandmothers went yesterday to look at a house for Luke and I to rent. My mom says it is adorable, and we can move in Saturday, so we decided to do it. I have had a very grown up week...buying a new car, moving into a house...It is three bedroom and 1 bath, and just south of Collierville. If you have ever been to a rodeo in the South, you probably saw Lecile Harris, the rodeo clown. It is his mother's house, and we will be living right next door to the legend.
I am not sure how we are going to get all of our junk home, but when we do, I will be sure and post pictures so you can see how cute the house is! (I am saying that to be funny, because I haven't seen it yet :)

And other breaking news...


Katie is Luke's little sister got engaged yesterday on the top of Klingman's Dome. Her and Michael are planning on getting married next April. We are so excited for them! Yea!!

Goin to the Chapel...

Luke's best friend, Darrow, got married this past weekend to Sissy! The wedding was lakeside, and absolutely beautiful! You could really see the personality of the bride and groom throughout the details of the wedding and reception. I love how all weddings arent cookie cutters of each other, but can all be totally different. Good job, Sissy!
Luke's mom and sister came up from Tupelo, and we were able to hang out with a lot of Luke's buddies! We had a wonderful weekend and are so excited to be living close to Darrow and Sissy now!
Love yall!

Pimp My Ride

Luke had an interview in Memphis last Friday, and felt like it went really well. He drives a company truck, so when he moves next weekend, he will be carless. We went car shopping last Friday after his interview, and had quite the adventure. We were riding along with Pedro (no lie) when I starting trying out all of the buttons. The sunroof made a sound like a cat in heat, and then the back sunroof didnt move at all. (Is that a vulgar thing to say? If you have ever heard that sound, it is absolutely terrifying!) As Luke pushed in the driver's side window button (and when I say pushed in, I mean he pushed it and it disappeared), we looked at each other and laughed. So, we came back to Tyler still in need of a car. We drove to Dallas yesterday to look at a few that he found in AutoTrader. We get to the first lot, and see the 1994 Land Rover that Luke had researched. It was the oddest thing, but no salesman approached us at all. We went up to the door and I just knew they were closed, but they were defintiely open and gave us the keys to look in in and take it for a drive. Didnt make sure we had a license or anything!The guy said there wasnt a price on it, so he asked The Boss, who answered a whole lot less than what was listed on the internet. I think I talked about this before, but we are on the Dave Ramsey way of life, and wanted to pay cash for whatever we bought. This was a huge step for Luke who bought the biggest, baddest truck he could last March (it was stolen a few months later, which ended up a blessing in disguise!) His new car is a huge downgrade, but I am so proud of him for sticking to the plan! My DR guru makes me proud. Anyway, he drove it home from Dallas, and we got the oil changed and they said there was nothing on it that needed anything! That is a better prognosis than when I take my Saturn in. They always have something to fix on it (See They Call me a Grease Monkey post). We loaded it up last night, so keep your fingers crossed it makes it to Memphis this weekend!


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If you are ever in my home the morning we leave for Bousson Vacay, you will hear this chanted throughout each room. And it sounds more like Florda than Florida, but you get the picture. We had a wonderful week in Perdido Key, and Luke was able to join us! He got there at 5:30 am on Monday morning. He was absolutely exhausted, but I was so glad to see him I didnt care! The group this year was Dad, Mom, Me, Luke, Megan, Blake, Jake, Nana (Megan Dale), Luke, and Natalie (Blake's gf). Will, Blake's BFF, who usually comes and plays with Jake had to work. But he did make it down on Thursday after Luke and I had already left. We all got plenty of sun, seafood, and time with each other. Natalie hung with the rest of us, and Megan and I love her because she makes fun of Blake. If any of you know Blake, he needs to get knocked down a few levels every once in awhile. We were able to get to the outlet mall in Foley, and they had some great Fourth of July deals. I got a ton of stuff at the Gail Pitman outlet that was Buy One, Get Two Free! Who's ever heard of such?! That night we ate at Lambert's, and I think I am still full from all of the fixins! One of our secret family talents is our ability to ride the waves. I never thought I was too old, because my Pawpaw taught me how, and he is a grandfather. Well, this year my dad was getting ready to push me out at the critical moment between catching the wave and it washing over you, when he almost pushed me on top of a five year old little girl and her Daddy doing the same thing. I swerved out of the way, and then washed up on the beach at the feet of two grown men. It is very hard to stand up gracefully after getting flung 50 feet by a wave in the ocean. Maybe it is time to hang up my boogie board, but I refuse! We are also a very musical family and have done our best to teach Jake the classics. George Strait, Cheech-n-Chong, Meatloaf, Fergie, the list goes on and on. This year, Dad found his Charlie Daniels CD (or record as he calls it) just in time to hear the Star Spangled Banner on the fiddle for the 4th. Little did I know Jake was such a fan: I could stay at the beach for the entire summer and not ever get tired of it, but our week in the sun was absolutely fabulous!

Goodbye, Ole Paint, I'ma leaving Cheyenne

Alrighty! I am back! I have so much to blog about and so little time. I have not let myself get on here because I always seem to get sidetracked.

I will start with pictures of my Going Away Partay! All of the sweet nurses on my floor brought goodies and treats on my last night. Vanessa made a Reese's cheesecake that was absolutely divine, and the boss, Carole-Anne, brought a cake that displayed their love for yours truly! :)
They gave me a cute gift bag (my favorite color) of things to remember them by. Vanessa also gave me her scrub top that had cowboys and cowgirls on it so I will be able to take some Texas to Tennessee.Later that night, the security guard who wasnt even on duty that night, came up and brought cookies for the celebration (and I mean I was celebrating my LAST night!). When he is in uniform, he could defintiely pass for the Italian gespacho (police). Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I am truly going to miss everyone I worked with. Maybe not the huge patient load, or working 6 of my last 7 days in Tyler, but the nurses and staff were all wonderful and so helpful to a new nurse!
Thanks yall!