Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SWF needs SM

I was driving back to Augusta tonight with my mom and aunt. We were just visiting away and I asked my mom when I could do something. Her reply was this: "When you get a husband." To which I replied, "Arg, why do I always have to have a husband for these things!?" To which she replied, "I don't want you to be an old maid." Then they asked if I had "tried online dating." And I said, "No." To which they replied, "Maybe you should."

Real cute ladies. Real cute. Except that it's not that cute because I think they were both serious. Yikes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And I Thank You

Man, I'm lucky. And very blessed. Here's a short list of what I'm thankful for this year.

1. You!

And while I could stop there, that is definitely not all there is to be thankful for. I've got way more thankfuls up my sleeve!
ps-These are not in order...just randomly jumbled.

2. Life
3. Love
4. Kindness
5. Family—a distinctive blend of love, crazies and fun!
6. Laughing
6. My mom
8. Hugs—and I mean good hugs!
9. Good friends
10. Music
11. My job
12. Babyface action!
13. Being healthy
14. Living in Montana
15. My grandpa
16. Blue sky
17. Airplanes
18. Vacation time
19. Cable
20. Hot showers
21. Diet soda
22. Trips —this year's PA and IL visits!
23. New family members—Julia & Joshua
24. Old family members—Too many to name :)
25. Learning
26. Reconnecting
27. Mascara
28. My car
29. The church
30. Lip gloss
31. BFFs
32. New babies. And old babies. Really, just any babies.
33. Monday lunches
34. Flowers
35. Beauty shop
36. Lotion
37. Telephones
38. Blogs—they help me keep up with everyone!
39. The holidays
40. Ibuprofen

Monday, November 24, 2008

If I Were A Boy

Gotta get this out of my system. I love boys. But there are certain times when they have a real way of jacking things up. Sometimes I wonder how they can possibly do something and think it's okay or appropriate. Which is of course, just one of the many ways that men and women are different. Anyway, I'm a little thrown off kilter by a recent experience. And because of that am now listening to Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy."

Here are the lyrics. Pretty fitting.

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man.
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I could turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home (to come home)


It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say its just a mistake
Think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong


But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you have got destroyed
But you’re just a boy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Come Fly With Me

In an unrelated to the previous post note, I booked my ticket for St. John. And, needless to say, I am so excited! I can hardly wait to spend a week on the beautiful beaches with my BFF!

And yes, I'm flying Delta. ;)


Sometimes I have a desire to be real ballsy. Which I know is not a ladylike term to use, but I looked it up at and it means "Very tough and courageous, often recklessly or presumptuously so." I don't know about you, but I think that definition is pretty awesome and captures the whole feeling of throwing your cares away and being brave. However, for the sake of "dignity" and because I'm a whole lot of talk and not very much action, I'm going to lock it up and keep my desires to myself. Or am I?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Work It Girl

So I was talking to one of my girlfriends about "Working It." Here's the condensed version: She likes a boy and is most likely going to see him this evening, not in a date-type situation but in a wine club group setting-type situation. So I, being the boy crazy girl that I am, told her to make sure that she "works it". Because she usually doesn't. Instead she runs away or gets too embarrassed and leaves the situation altogether. So, at her request (although I don't know how serious she was) she asked for some tips. Now, I'm a little bit of a flirt and from time to time (okay fine, a lot lately) I've really dedicated some time to the art of working it. And being the dear friend that I am, I sent her the following tips...

Tips from Tia
1. Smile.
2. Use eye contact.
3. If you do have eye contact, hold it for a couple of seconds. But not too long. Too long is just creepy. (It’s okay to look away and then look back again and smile.)
4. Act like you care what he is saying (even if all you are really doing is watching his lips move while he talks and thinking, "Dang, I want to kiss those.")
5. Casually touch his shoulder or arm when you’re telling a story or when he is telling you something.
6. Talk to him, but also act a little disinterested. Meaning work the room! Talk with him for a few minutes and then go on your merry way and talk with other people (all while being your charming self). Then work your way back over to him a little bit later.
7. Be a social butterfly.
8. Don’t be afraid to walk up to him and say hello. Just walk up and smile and say “Hi.”
9. Talk with his friends and include them in the conversation.
10. Give him the chance to make a move.

Feel free to use the above tips on the object of your affection. Best wishes and may you all work it successfully.


ps-Be sure to keep reading the blog for tips on how to jack up relationships. I would wager to say I'm pretty skilled in that as well.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm It?!

A tag from Mrs. Julia Allen...

What I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I was 16—finally "legal" to date.
2. Cheerleading for Augusta Elks 6-man football team.
3. Fighting with my big sissy (love you!)
4. Preparing for the Junior Prom.
5. Spending every Sunday practicing for the Augusta Community Christmas Concert, compliments of my mama.

Things on my to-do list:
1. Put away my clothes! An ongoing battle.
2. Workout.
3. Send Galen's glasses.
4. Practice music for the show on Friday.
5. Wish my brother and Colter a happy 25 birthday on Wednesday!

Snacks that I enjoy:
1. Wheat Thins.
2. Diet soda.
3. Sour jolly rancher candies.
4. Chocolate chip cookies.
5. Popcorn with peanut M&Ms.

Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Have our family reunion on a cruise!
2. Pay off my car. :)
3. Go on a sisters trip!
4. Design and build my dream house.
5. Invest in some solid music goals & equipment.

5 places I've lived:
1. Tuckahoe, New York
2. Rexburg, Idaho
3. Great Falls, Montana
4. Augusta, Montana
5. Missoula, Montana

Jobs I've had:
1. Store clerk (thanks mom!)
2. Babysitter/nanny
3. Newspaper editor
4. Waitress at the Buckhorn
5. PR practitioner

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Friendly Skies

I have a new found crush on pilots. I've decided that they are pretty cutesy and fabulous. Want more specifics? Too bad. Just know that I'm quite fond of them. So much that I think we should all take to the friendly skies. Just be sure to fly Delta. ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So, have you ever had one of those dreams where everything you dream seems so real and you wake up either real happy or real mad? I have. In fact, I had two of the last night. One I woke up (real happy) at 3 AM. The next one I woke up (real mad) around 8 AM. Apparently someone has been on my mind a lot lately because they were in BOTH of my dreams. The first dream he was here and things were good and he was charming and cute and precious and mainly, loving me. And I woke up thinking, "Yes!" Then realizing it was 3 AM, I returned to my happy slumber and dreamed even more.

However, the next time I woke up I was pretty mad. Apparently in the second installment of my dream, he was dating someone else. Someone who basically looked the complete opposite of me: a beautiful Latina. She was tiny and had beautiful dark sking and long, shiny hair. Needless to say, I woke up quite ready to give him the old jump shove (made famous by Kacey) and a verbal lashing. Luckily, for all of us, it was just a dream and the jump shove didn't need to be implemented. Here's hoping it won't have to be. ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh Hey Blue Eyes

Hello you. So, it's come to my attention that you may be here soon. And to put it quite simply: I can hardly wait. And while this is a little embarrasing to say, I'm just going to throw it out there. I'm smitten with you. And I have been for a few months now. I realize that may sound ridiculous, but it's true.

You see, I'm one of those "wear my heart on my sleeve" type of girls, and when it comes to you it's out there. And it's saying a few things. Things along the lines of I think you're adorable, sweet and funny. Not to mention I'm quite fond of your stellar dance moves, killer blue eyes and personality.

So, with that I say (as sweetly as possible of course): hurry up and get here.

PS-Just for the record, I'm not banking on a "you + me = us" type of turnout. Although I wouldn't mind it one bit. xoxo