Friday, July 8, 2011


Do you know or have you met all the people whose blogs you follow? I haven't. Friends recommend this or that blog or I find a link to a blog or random blogs come up in a google search. Anyway, I read alot of blogs written by people I don't know.

Does this make me a stalker? I kinda feel like it.

A few months ago I saw this girl at the country club who writes a blog in Lubbock. She attends my friends' church and is good friends with one of my good friends' brother. Make sense? Good. Anyway, I walked on over and introduced myself and explained how I found her blog thru Party Perfect and then stayed interested because she lives in Lubbock and we know alot of the same people. She might be shy...or she thought I was a stalker. She said, "Okaaaay." And smiled. That was it.

I felt like an idiot.

Back in the fall I was leaving the grocery store and saw this man get out of his car with a little boy. I knew that I should know them but couldn't place them. Then here comes the mom and one of her adopted babies that she's been blogging about. I knew instantly who they were and were so surprised to see them in my neighboring town because I honestly thought they were from Arkansas or Tennessee. I thought her blog was one I found through Kelly's Korner or Bring the Rain and couldn't believe she was from Texas.

I smiled and continued walking. Then turned right back around and walked up to her. I said, "This is so random..." then explained that I read her blog. She was very friendly and introduced me to her family. Then we went our separate ways. (She doesn't put alot of personal information on her blog like where she lives or her children's names or the church they attend. So I won't connect you to her to keep her privacy.)

A few months ago I saw her again at formal fundraiser but I was upstairs looking down from the balcony when I recognized her but was too far away and too high up to speak. Can you imagine? Me yelling from the second floor? "Hellllloooo? You! Down there! I read your blog!!!"

I saw her AGAIN yesterday... She was at the same grocery store with her kids. AND I didn't say anything!!! I smiled and admired the cuteness of her kids, albeit silently, and kept going. That makes me feel like a stalker. Watching from a distance...

I'm not sure why I didn't say anything. I guess because I feel like I know alot about her and she's only seen/met me once and it was quick. in a parking lot. in the cold. a long time ago.

Anyway, it's stupid not to say anything. So I commented on her blog this morning explaining my 'situation' and apologized for not speaking and warning her that I would speak the next time I randomly see her.

What about you? Does reading random peoples blogs seem weird? Stalkish? Have you randomly met a one of these bloggers in real life?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two Single Girls

I'm linking this post up to Kelly's Korner for her "Show Us Your Life - Singles". The point is for bloggers to use their own blogs to introduce "Singles" in their life and then link up to Kelly's blog so all the singles can browse thru the various posts. Kinda like Apparently Kelly's blog has been successful. She's done this Singles thing twice and there's been one marriage and a proposal and maybe a few serious relationships. Anyway, I talked to TWO favorite Singles in my life and they said, "Why Not?" So without further ado, here's "All My Single Ladies"...

DISCLAIMER - I imagine that it will be mostly girls reading these blogs and then calling their single guy friends to check out this or that blog about different girls. I had a hard time "marketing" my cousins as dating material versus really great girl friends.

I'm introducing you to Katy and Amanda. Both of these ladies are my cousins. One from my Mom's side and one from my Dad's side. Which means that though they are both so much alike they are not blood related!

Amanda, me and Katy

They both are intelligent independent women in their early thirties. Both girls were raised in loving Christian homes in Texas and inherited a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ. Katy and Amanda both have an incredible sense of humor and the ability to laugh at themselves. Travelling, reading and movies are things that they both enjoy.

I could blabber on and on about all their wonderful qualities but I want to zero in on what makes them unique from each other and from other girls on today's 'Singles' posts.

Katy lives in Illinois but travels home to Texas frequently. All the kids in our family love their Auntie Kate who is never too busy to play with them. Katy is honest and creative. Her niece calls her "Fancy Fancy" as she's a fashionista by her own right. Katy is always up for fun and has great ideas for parties and get-togethers. She's a good hostess making people feel welcomed and at home. Katy gives the best advice whether it's for fashion, travel or how to deal with friends. She always seems to say exactly what I need to hear. Katy is a prayer warrior and one of those people that if I called and needed something she'd move heaven and earth to help me.

Amanda lives in the DFW metroplex and has impeccable taste and style. She quite possibly has more friends than any person I know. People love to be around Amanda because she is an encourager and always makes people feel special. She spoils her nephews and helps so much when she's around our kids. I often hang up the phone after talking to Amanda and realize I know nothing of what's going on in her life because she'd asked me dozens of questions and I did all the talking. She genuinely has a servant's heart and not only recognizes a need but sees that it's met. She too, is a prayer warrior and will drop to her knees whenever asked.

I can't begin to tell you how much I love these two chicas. I feel like these short descriptions are an injustice to them but I'm no author!

They deserve only the very best so losers need not reply. ha! But if you're interested leave a comment with your email and we'll be in touch!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Look

So yesterday I played around a bit and gave the ole' blogaroo a facelift. I added the picture of the girls but I can't figure out for the life of me how to edit it and make it smaller. Maybe my teacher friend that is about to be out of school (and never going back in order to stay home with her baby, yea!) can fix it for me? Hello? Can you hear me?

I'm a bit uninspired to blog. It takes forever for me to add pictures and what's the point without pics, right? Anywho, I entered a giveaway today to win a blog makeover. Lord knows it's needed.

Good Luck to me.