Monday, September 28, 2009

She's Sassy!

Miss P loves to tell us that she's "sassy". She brings me hair clips in the morning and directs me until I create "sassy" hair. She'll pose like she's working a fashion runway and declare that she is "sassy". And her little mouth is DEFINITELY "sassy". So this morning, when she was rockin' both a new outfit and sassy hair, we decided to do a quick photo shoot. It was a tad windy, but Miss P loved being in the spotlight.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Nebraska's 300th Sellout

Tomorrow night, I get to be a part of something really cool. I'm heading to Lincoln to attend the 300th sellout in Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. For every game since 1962 - 1962! - the stadium has been sold out. Fans of the Cornhuskers have packed the seats, cheering on the boys in red and white. Win or lose, playing Oklahoma or San Jose State, Husker fans have bought the tickets, packed the stands, and rooted for the home team.

Go Big Red!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NASCAR Fans - Start Your Engines!

Head over to Mama in Pajamas Reviews and enter to win four tickets to the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway!


You know how it's been crazy and I've been pulling my hair out trying to meet deadlines and such? All deadlines have been met. I'm done. And now I will be lying in a big lump on my couch for a couple of days. I'm watching football and eating junk food and reading books and working on a quilt and not doing anything even remotely work related.

So there.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just Like Whitesnake

So here I go again on my own... going down the only road I've ever known... like a drifter I was born to walk alone...

Yes, I'm channeling Whitesnake and I think it's only fair that all of you shall now be humming the song for the next few days. So there.

As you know if you've been paying any attention whatsoever, I work for a magazine publisher. We do several quarterly mags, which means I generally have this nicely spaced out work que with a couple of weeks of leisurely normal stuff followed by a couple of weeks of frantic pre-press activity.


Since, ohhhhh... say... July... things have been a bit more frantic than that. We added a new magazine to the line-up and developing/designing a magazine from scratch just isn't as easy as it could be. Then, because life wasn't difficult enough, two of my other mag deadlines were moved up because of fall conference dates. Anywho, you don't really care and all I'm really trying to say is that life has been super-duper crazy at work and, now that all my mags new and old are off to press, I was looking forward to some dead time.

But then I got silly. I got involved in this super cool, incredibly awesome project with a ridiculously short deadline. Meredith says I need to learn to say 'No'. I'd smack her upside the head for criticizing what I think is a noble effort on my part but 1) she's probably right and 2) she's pregnant so... Anywho.

I have only another day or so to finish up the super cool, incredibly awesome project (and very secret, obviously... I promise to tell you all about it in a couple of weeks!) and THEN I'm promising myself a little downtime. Except for the 5k I'm running on Saturday, the library book sale I need to attend, and the quilt show on Sunday.

And I've made up my mind. I ain't wasting no more time.

Whitesnake is urging me to get back to work.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mama In Pajamas Reviews

Sometimes, I get nifty things to review because of my affiliation with Type-A Mom. And sometimes, I get nifty things to review for my personal blog, too! When that happens, I'll let you know and send you over to my review site, Mama In Pajamas Reviews (Wow - bowled you over with the title, right?).

Today, you can check out my review of the Back to School Mega Pack from Lovable Labels.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Let The Football Begin

I read an article over the weekend that said for many, spring is the season of renewal and rebirth, but Nebraska Cornhusker fans come alive in the fall. Each autumn, we don the red apparel, tune our radios to the pregame show, and wait anxiously for the first shoe to meet ball, sending the pigskin high into the air over the green field of Memorial Stadium.

Football Saturdays are a type of religion for fans of the Big Red. We worship the tradition, we pray for a win, and we tithe to the vendors selling slices of Valentino's pizza.

The pinnacle of Nebraska fanhood is the coveted "season ticket", and we were lucky enough to score those holy seats a few years ago in a stadium expansion. On football Saturdays, we join 80,000 of our closest friends, tightly clutching our red balloons and waiting for the first touchdown. We learn the names of the folks crammed into the seats next to us, we discover their favorite swear words, and we high-five the big plays despite the threat of swine flu.

We study the starting line-ups until we're familiar enough to call the players by their first names, spot their parents on the sidelines, and wonder if the kid is doing okay in biology class. We know how the coach feels the game is going by watching the speed of his gum chewing. And we leave the stadium after a 49-3 win grumbling about how our pass defense could use some work.

I'm proud to be from a red state, and I'm not talking politics. Football season is here, and the crisp autumn air signals the arrival of tailgate parties, Blackshirts, and Big 12 Championship hopes. Go Big Red.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

And I'm Whining

It's 11:46 p.m. and I'm still up working on an article that's only 2/3 complete.

I felt compelled to tell you.

That is all.