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Baby News:
No, I'm not with child!

The news is on my sister's baby (my soon-to-be nephew). They are going to enduce her so that she has the baby before the new year. The doctor is wanting to make sure that the baby is getting enough nutrition, so they want to get the baby out. This is about 3 weeks earlier than her due date, so I'm just praying everything goes okay!

As for me...

Things are ... confusing. I'm still job-hunting... and confused on my relationship status. I have been seeing this guy for a while and he's going through some hard times right now... but I guess I'm just confused about where that leaves us. I'm not sure... and its scary.
I am very upset right now. I helped with a fundraiser today, which actually went very well. That's not the reason I am upset. Afterwards, we cleaned up and hung out for a while. The place we had the function at was a bar. Well, I was sitting talking to a friend about this guy that I've been seeing recently. Well, his ex showed up. Well, she knows very well through her gossipping best friend that I've been seeing him. Well for an extended period of time, she sat there and bad mouthed him. I was disgusted. Not only did she bad mouth him, she made a few indirect insults towards me. I'm not just upset because she was being rude and ridiculous and gossipping, but he has never once said a negative word about anyone- especially her. He has let on that maybe the reason it didn't work out was something to do with her, but I never asked about details, because its not really any of my business at this point.

However, I had to fight not to confront this evil woman. …
So the secret is revealed: I've been seeing someone ... for a while now. Since before labor day. I have kept it on the down low because... well of many reasons and I wanted to be sure before I said anything. Anyway, all of this for this story and the reason for the graphic. Well, we were talking...about my whole job situation. And he said something that really caught my ear. He was telling me to find a job that I'm going to love... or a career path rather. Anyway- he advised me to find a job that will "bring me alive," - at least I'm pretty sure those were the exact words. It really got me thinking. What kind of career, short of an opera career or something of the like would really bring me to life... would wake up my soul and spirit. What would truly make me happy?

Then I got to thinking- I'm sure that nothing I do will truly make me happy unless it is something having to do with music. Music makes me happy- it stirs something within me that nothing else eve…
UPDATE: After they told me they cut my hours, they waited until about 10 minutes until we close and told me that the office is going into a "different direction," and that I needed to turn in my key, get my things and leave.

Merry Christmas, huh?
Yes, you guessed it. I am pretty angry right now. I was just informed that starting December 11, my hours at work will be cut to 12:30- 5... cut in half. Now, maybe it wouldn't have been such a big deal a few months ago, since I was about to pay off my car, and not have to worry about that payment... however, I crashed the stupid thing and had to buy a new car... which means a new, higher car payment. Also, its right before Christmas. I really didn't want to have to give out crumby presents out for Christmas again this year (last year I was going through a huge commission problem- LONG story). Anyway, so right before Christmas, and right after I buy a new car, they want to cut my hours down. Not get rid of the girl who cas come in to work drunk more times than I can count and doesn't do anything... but me. The girl who could do both of our jobs even if I lost an arm in a tragic seagull accident. I need prayer. I am one bad day away from just going postal on half …
So I'm pretty stoked. I got a call last night from my former high school choir director (and current community choir director), Dr. Oster. Yes, I said Doctor. Yes- my high school choir director has his doctorate. Anyway- he called me and asked me if firstly if I was planning on singing with the community choir this year. I said yes. Then he asked me if I would be interested in singing the [fabulous] soprano solo in a Schubert piece called "The Omnipotence." I told him that I was familiar with the piece and I would love to sing the solo. It is a fantastic work, and the solo is beautiful... plus we all know that Schubert sounds great in my voice (well- now you do). Anyway- just the fact that he asked was a huge compliment, but then he had to go on saying "well I always wanted to do this piece with this group, but never had a soprano who could do the solo- but now I do, I have you!" I was ecstatic for the rest of the night. Here comes the downer part of…
In light of the recent holiday season, I thought it would be appropriate to give thanks for a few things.

I'm thankful for friends. I'm thankful that I'm blessed enough to have so many friends, even though it does missing them so much sometimes it hurts.

I'm thankful for family. I love spending time with my family- especially on the holidays. If there's something we know how to do, its get together and eat and have a good time.

I'm thankful for health. Recently I found out about the sad news of a lady that I used to work with. Her 4 year old son is very sick, and likely won't get better because he has an immune deficiency. His life expectancy has been cut into about a quarter of what the rest of ours is, and that's in the best case scenario. I'm also thankful for the ability to help them out. Pray for Tracy's family- especially her son Scotty.

I'm thankful for life. I am so thankful that I can at least look back at my multitude of photographs wi…
Okay folks, for those of you who don't have myspace, you should try it. At least for a few weeks. Its a great way to find old friends from college, high school, wherever. Be very careful though... I'm warning you... its addictive!

I've been racking my brain trying to think of a question to ask for my next installment of "what's your opinion," and I thought of one, and wrote it all out, and blogger ate it. It is gone- never to be seen again. Now I can't remember what the heck it even was. However, while I was typing that, I just thought of a new one.

What do you think of age differences in relationships? Is it true what they say, that age doesn't matter? Or does it not matter as long as you click and eventually fall in love? Or are there some differences in age that are just too insurmountable? What would you think of a couple if you saw them and there was an obvious age difference? Would you think that (if it was a younger woman) that she had "dad…
My boys go to work tonight against the New Orleans whatevers. I am stoked about this game, because they had a bad first road trip- and they need to get the ball rolling. Haha.. or bouncing in the case of basketball. Don't want to travel! The only people allowed to travel are Dwayne Wade and Lebron James.

Anyway- I tried to post something yesterday, but to my frustration, it "magically disappeared." I hate when that happens! It wouldn't be so bad if I actually remembered what the heck I was talking about, but I don't... it must not have been that exciting or important.

So I was telling my mom and my brother all the people I know that are pregnant (or have recently had a baby) the other day. My brother told me "well you had better get crackin' then!" Don't worry- I don't plan on having any illegitimate children. I told him that he's dumb and to shut up. No, that's not exactly what I said, but I told him that I'm not having any babie…
Lesley had her baby! Yay! I stole this picture from her site, because it was one of the best ones she posted. Her name is Ava Janae Babson. Same middle name as her mommy!I wanted to officially congratulate Lesley and Eric. I am so happy for them both, and wish that I was closer so I could share more in their joy. Well, now on that note, I'd like to change the subject. FYI- The Pistons play The LA Kobes tonight. A.K.A. the LA Rapers. I strongly dislike Kobe. I mean, I don't think you quite understand. I would use the word hate, but that's pretty strong. I really really really don't like him.If you haven't already, please give me your honest opinion on online dating (See the previous post) and completely ignore Amanda "Man Legs" Livezey Faz's comment. She's out of control.I have a mind full of more questions I'm going to ask your opinions on. It probably won't be anything important like politics (so sick of hearing politicians - especially a…
Rasheed didn't get any technicals in last night's game! Yay! Although Rip and Chauncey both did (bunk).

What is going on in my life? No word from the Private Investigator again, and I keep "forgetting" to call him. Actually, I have been forgetting, because I've had lots of other things on my mind.

I may have a "date" this weekend. Good times. I also had another guy try to ask me out for this weekend. I had to tell him I had a date... plus, I'm not all that interested in the dude I ended up turning down. Oh well, such is life. I'm trying to cut down on guy drama, not add to it! I don't like dating multiple guys at once, especially ever since I actually did it and it was not all it was cracked up to be. Really- its not.

Have I mentioned how much I love the show LOST?! Last night I was freaking out because it was so good. OH my gosh! Now there are no more new episodes until the beginning of the year?! I can't handle that! How …
I don't care what anyone says, I Love Rasheed Wallace.I am getting more and more infuriated by the day with the new rules of the NBA. How is it that a guy can literally just move his arm and get a technical in a game, and in the same game, a guy on the other team makes the same gesture, for the same reason, and he doesn't get a technical! That is not cool! There needs to be consistency within these rules. They say they don't want to take the emotion out of the game and that guys are allowed to react in the heat of the moment. They also say that they don't want people to argue with officials. So when Chauncey reacts to a call, he gets a tech. How is that not in the heat of the moment? This is just ridiculous. The commissioner of the NBA is destroying a great game and making it political. I watch sports because I'm sick of politics. Its a game. Let the guys play! Let them make a gesture as if to say "dang it" when they foul someone or get foule…
So today is Election day.... why don't they call it voting day? Just curious.

I need to rant about something. Last night, we were talking about voting (we being me, mom, my brother Terry who is 17). I mentioned that I needed to get online and look at the proposals to see which way I wanted to vote on them. My brother proceeded to say "Its No, Yes No, No, Yes," or something like that. Shocked, I looked at him and said "WHAT?!" He said, "that's what it is, because that's the way Rachel is voting." Rachel is his girlfriend... and she works at the state capitol. Well, I proceeded to tell him "Well, I have a mind of my own, and I'm not going to vote that way just because Rachel does! I am going to look at them and see what I really think of all of them!" Then I told him that his third one was wrong anyway, cuz I was going to vote yes on #3 because that will allow people to shoot doves. Haha. He freaked out! I don't ca…
Is it possible that somehow, someway, that I forgot to mention at some point that I LOVE RASHEED WALLACE? Somehow I doubt it, so here is my reaction to the new comment I received from Mr. Mike Cline (October 25th post):

Rasheed does not argue with EVERY call. Perhaps he does argue more than most, but often times when he knows it is a real call, he will in fact raise his hand and admit fault. And yes, he has a history of arguing with officials, but then again I think that is why people like to watch him too. He's a passionate player. I absolutely love watching people like him- doing what they love. He is passionate, and that is mostly what makes him a great player. If you follow the Pistons (or stones as I also like to call them... as in PI- STONES), you would realize that often after he gets angry with the officals or even if he does get a technical foul, he will often go on a run... he will hit long threes, he will go and reek havoc in the post... he is a great basketball p…
This guy in this picture is probably one of the safest guys around.

I saw this picture, and I have no idea what his sign says, but this is a hilarious picture anyway. Hilariously Redonkulous.

I needed to try to make myself laugh today. Its been an excruciatingly long day and its not even 2:00 in the afternoon yet. Sometimes I just loathe working and my working situation... usually it is okay- but when one has a boss that is never able to communicate with them without using a middle-man, it can be rather frustrating. Here is my line of thinking: If you have something to say to me, say it. Don't beat around the bush, don't sugar coat it, just be honest and say whatever you have to say in a respectful manner, and I'll be okay with it. However, when people can't seem to acknowledge my existence or treat me in a disrespectful way (no matter how much older they are than I am), I find that completely unacceptable, especially from someone who is supposed to be in authori…
Ever had a $2000 check bounce? I have... because my claim money still hasn't gotten here from totalling out my car, AND to add insult to injury, the stupid dealership that I got my NEW DODGE STRATUS from cashed my check- after they said they'd hold it until I got that check from my insurance company. Granted, it shouldn't have taken this long for them to get me the check, because my claims adjuster is apparently stupid and couldn't obtain a police report (for those of you who don't know, they're super easy to get- right on your own computer at home even) and therefore they didn't send my check til this week. So now I probably will have the pleasure of a not-so-nice call from my dealer about it. Well, not completely my fault. They did give me the car and say they would hold the check until I called and gave them the Ok. I would have kept driving my Uncle's car for another 2 weeks gladly. I sure hope I receive that check tomorrow, or I'm going …
Here are some pics from the Pistons/Timberwolves game last week. Don't act shocked that a majority of them are of Rasheed Wallace!

There is my favorite RASHEED!

Get your hands off my man Garnett!

Look how close I was to Rasheed!

Here are some pics from the Tiger win the other night. For those of you who might believe that Kenny Rogers is a cheater, I really don't believe he was using pine tar that day on his hand. He's too old and too experienced to do something that stupid and that noticable. It was dirt, get over it!

Good old Sparky throwing out the first pitch! Gotta love that guy!

Let me tell you why this picture of the catcher is awesome. Sean Casey (Tigers) leaned into a pitch and then the ball hit Molina (Cardinals Catcher) square in the junk. That is hilarious to me! Ouchie! (Its below).

Kenny caught a line drive right near the ground. I think I smell another Gold Glove for him...

I love it when The Gambler gets all fired up after he strikes people out. And by the way, how could it be pine tar if he continued to pitch incredibly after the umpire asked that his hand be cleaned off... since it was dirt. Seriously.
To answer Kristi's question- no I was unable to make John Paul's wedding. I don't really want to make excuses for myself but here was my reasoning: I looked it up on mapquest, and realized that I would be driving 10 hours in one day to spend what... 3 or 4 hours at a wedding. As much as I really really wanted to be there, and it broke my heart not going, I could not justify driving 10 hours in one day for that. Plus I would be driving by myself, so that was unappealing because I felt like I would fall asleep. The other reason that I didn't want to drive all that way was because I have been feeling under the weather since Friday. Maybe its because I spent all night out in the cold at my brother's football game but I'm just not sure. I slept my weekend away though, so hopefully that will help!

I am so heartbroken that I couldn't go. I haven't seen JP in so long and I really wanted to meet his bride. I guess I missed out... and perhaps I'll hav…
So I have the pleasure of attending the wedding of a good friend of mine this weekend. Yes folks, John Paul Churchill is getting married! Don't get me wrong- I am completely happy for him and what I'm sure is his lovely bride. However, I loathe going to weddings alone. Yes, that's right- Kristen's going to attend yet another wedding alone. That kinda sucks. Oh well- its the story of my life!

For those of you who don't know John Paul, you're missing out. He's one of the greatest friends I've ever had and just a great all around person. I am so happy that he found a presumably nice girl to marry. I've never met her, so even though I am sure she is nice, I had to put the "presumably" in there. I talked to John Paul around... oh April or something like that... and he had told me that he was seeing someone and that they were getting married... they weren't officially engaged yet, but the wedding would be this year. Well, I finally…
I could have peed. Yes, seriously.

I went and saw the Pistons play the Timberwolves (with Kevin Garnett) last night at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. I was freaking out. I was standing so close to Rasheed. Now, I must admit, it was probably about 8 feet away, but still... it was RASHEED.

I got a lot of pictures (4 rolls of film) of the different team members, most of Rasheed probably, but I was too excited to keep track of how many pictures I was taking.

Here is a description of how close our seats were: There's the courtside seats, row A, and Row B on the floor. My seats were in row B, right by the basket. I can't wait to get my pictures back and look at them all. They may have turned out like crap, but I think I got a few good ones at least. I still can't believe I was THAT CLOSE to the Detroit Pistons!

I'll post pics when I get them back next week!
You Are a Bright Star SoulLike a shining star, you have no trouble being the center of attention. In fact, you often feel a bit hurt when all eyes aren't on you. You need to be number one in everything, no matter how trivial. And it's this ego that both hurts your confidence and helps you acheive.
You're dramatic and a powerhouse of pure energy. You posess a divine quality or uniqueness that's hard to define. A natural performer, it's likely you'll become famous in some circles. Just learn not to take everyone's reaction to you so personally!
Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul and Prophet Soul
What Kind of Soul Are You? I took Mike Cline's advice and took the quiz about my soul. You should do it! It doesn't take very long and it is interesting. Let me know if you think mine is right, what yours is, and if you think yours is accurate! Other update especially for Megan. I love her. She is like the blog police. She always lets you know when…
Who cares about me? The Tigers swept the Oakland As and are going to the World Series for the first time in 22 years!

Bonderman and Inge rock out!

Placido and Curtis did their part in the game. I wish I had a pic of Placido jumping up and down while running the bases after Mags hit the home run. He was so cute leaping around like a deer!

Carlos Guillen is hot!

I have to admit. I almost cried when Magglio hit the home run that will go down in history. He hit it in the 9th inning with 2 outs!

Celebrate good times, come on!

They are getting pretty good at this champagne thing!
Todd Jones soaks it all in after the big celebration.