Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

this made me giggle! 
Why did the chicken cross the road? 

BARACK OBAMA : The chicken crossed the road because it was time for change ! The chicken wanted change ! 

JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road. 

HILLARY CLINTON : When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me. 

GEORGE W. BUSH : We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here. 

DICK CHENEY : Where's my gun? 

COLIN POWELL : Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road. 

BILL CLINTON : I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken? 

AL GORE: I invented the chicken. 

JOHN KERRY : Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it. 

AL SHARPTON : Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens. 

DR.. PHIL : The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems. 

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cr oss this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens. 

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road. 

NANCY GRACE : That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty ! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks. 

PAT BUCHANAN : To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American. 

MARTHA STEWART : No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information. 

DR SEUSS : Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY : To die in the rain, alone. 

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough. 

BARBARA WALTERS : Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road. 

ARISTOTLE : It is the nature of chickens to cross the road. 

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace. 

BILL GATES : I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot. 

ALBERT EINSTEIN : Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken? 


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This pretty much brought tears to my eyes.

check out the entire Playing for Change Website here.

or go to YouTube and see the other videos on there.
That link will take you to the above video, then to the right are the other ones from Playing for Change. 
so check it out

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A weekend Update

Totally meant to take my camera and take pictures, sorry for my lack of responsible blogging....

Friday night was "girls" night! and Oh how I love girls' night!!! Sarah, my friend form the Tonic Bar, and I decided to make it a night on the town.  I met her at her house and we walked into town to hit up the Cadillac Grille.  The Caddy is the best spot to start the night because it's pretty chill and reminds me of a 50's diner! Plus they have THE BEST happy hour in town: two for one (anything!!!).  SO we had a couple of cocktails, sent some guys a note across the bar (yes, a la high school) to inform them that we would be going to the Silver Dollar Bar and Grille at the Wort Hotel.  They met us there, because well, wouldn't you if two hot girls sent you a note!  We had some drinks there, danced a touch to the band and then ventured out to 43 North for 80's night! Now, this is THE "dance club" in Jackson.  It's where everyone goes on Friday night, because there are a total of five places to go. 

 There seems to be a locals following.  Every Tuesday, it's the Wort for Bluegrass, Wednesday is Whiskey Wednesday at Cutty's and then Karaoke at the Virginian (Affectionately known as the Virg.) and then Thursday night is Ladies' night at the Tavern, Friday 43 and I have no idea what goes on Saturday night, because I have to work at 6am on Sundays.  (that is in no way saying that I go out every night of the week, but some weeks it may be a Tuesday and some weeks a Wednesday and so forth).  

Anyway, my night was amazing! I had fun, and very little drama occurred, except for the time that some guy bumped into me and I tried to getup in his face, luckily for him, he promptly apologized for causing me to spill my dink, and offered to buy me a new one. Luckily for his pocket, I only spilled a little and it was my last drink anyway, so I thanked him for his graciousness and declined the new drink.  

Saturday was a lazy day: started off with some breakfast with Sarah and her boyfriend at Bubba's (no website to link you to, but trust me it's pretty good!!) followed by some much needed couch snuggling with Elu.  Then Elu and I ventured into town to do a little shopping and walking around the square.  We picked up (way too much) Mexican food and went to watch football over at Jeff's new pad.  He's got quite the set up: two beds, a tv with free cable, all the hot water and heat you could shake a stick at and maid service! Sadly, living in a hotel does not give you the best set up for a kitchen, hence the mass amounts of Mexican food. 

Well, there ya go, a recap on my weekend.  

My Mom and Sister come out this week for Turkey Day, and I will be trying my first ever attempt at cooking a bird, wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Starting in December, I will be picking up full time hours at the Tonic Bar! I'm so excited! I can't wait to have just one job with a set schedule and actually have two days off every week!!!!

In other news, I went out last night for a much needed night on the town with some friends from work.  It was a BALL!! Jake and Nicole and I went to Bluegrass at the Wort and then to 43 North for some dance party times! I have been hurting today though.  I guess a night of fun is worth a day of hell, just as long as I don't let it happen too often! 

The roommates are back from Vegas, and Jeff is moved out.  I think things should be calming down now that we're settling in for the winter.  My schedule is slowing down, Shane's is too.  Brandi's out of the country for a few weeks and the house seems to be settling into a "groove".

I'm really scatterbrained today.

I'm starting a blog for the Tonic Bar, so check it out in the next couple of days and let me know what you think. I hope to have pictures and a menu link and other stuff... it should be something to keep me occupied and out of the bars for a while =)

OKAY, off to go see a movie in town now. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

my new obsession...

I know that people have been saying it for centuries... but I am living proof: Exercise MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER!!!

I mean, seriously yo, Since Friday my life has done a 180.  I went from being tired all the time and kinda miserable to energetic and happy all because I have started working out again.  I WANT to go to bed early so that I can get up in the morning and go work out! This morning I woke up (when I don't have to be at work until 1:30 AND without an alarm clock) at 7:45 raring to go! I made a cup of coffee, drank it, let the dog out, talked to Jeff for a minute while he got ready and then went to the gym.  I did 30 minutes on the elliptical machine (2 miles give or take) and then 20 minutes on the bike (about 5 miles) and then a grand total of 5 minutes on the stair step- that thing HURTS!!

Then I did some weights and core work out.  I didn't climb today because I want to alternate climbing and weights until I feel strong enough to do both in the same day.  I think that I'm going to start going 5 days a week.  That's the three days that I work at the grocer (my schedule is more conducive on those days), my day off, and one day that I'm at Jack Dennis.  

On other news: I may be able to go full time at the Grocer, in which case I will most likely either only work one day a week or just quit Jack Dennis.  If I work 40 hours a week at $11/hour I think I can make rent and bills (especially seeing that I work at a grocery store where my food is discounted)! Maybe I'll pick up a babysitting or cocktail waitress gig one or two nights a week; we shall see.

On other other news: My friend Zach (the one I'm in the race to the finish with to lose weight) and I are thinking of taking up cross country skiing this winter.  It's $150 to rent a set of boots, XC skis and poles for the season! I still want to take up snowboarding as well, but I think that XC would be really cool for photography, dog running, exercise and in general being outside for less money than the mountain will cost.  I don't want to get a season pass for the Village, WAY too pricey, but I would like to get a ten day pass to Snow King and just rent a snowboard get up for the season as well.  I'll have to look into the money situation.  BUT, I did quit drinking, so I can re-channel that money into something productive. 

Okay, I've got to be at work in an hour, so I guess I'm going to go now! I'll leave you with this ('cause I know you miss my face!!):

Monday, November 10, 2008


Monday Monday!

Good morning! 

I woke up at 7:30 this morning to get to work at 8:15 at Jack Dennis.  I let the dog out, brushed my teeth, got dressed, fixed my hair (even threw on some Mascara)- in preparation of a long day at two jobs- and ran out the door.  I got half way to town and it popped up that I had a voice mail on my cell phone (I don't have cell service at my house).  So I check my message and it's work (Jack Dennis) telling me that I'm not scheduled until Wednesday.  SO... I turn around and head back to the house. 

Normally, I would go back to sleep and wake up at a more reasonable hour, but I got 9 hours of sleep last night and feel pretty awake and energetic.  So here I am... watching Days of Our Lives (from Friday on Soap Net) and drinking coffee.  Elu is snuggling with me and Zion is on the floor.  Jeff and Megan already left for work and Brandi, Shane and Liz are still sleeping, so I have the TV to myself and the peace and quiet to do a little blogging.  

I finally had a day off on Friday! Didn't do a whole lot that I would consider exciting.  I did fix up my room a little though.  Since I am far from what someone might call "rich," I bought a $3 climbing magazine and cut out pictures to create my wall-hangings. 

The exciting part of my day was joining the gym.  I joined the Enclosure.  AND the race is ON to loose 20 pounds by spring! And by summer I'll be in shape enough to climb the Grand! (Teton that is).  

I'm in a "race" with my friend Zach to get in shape.  He's a photographer and does a lot of really arty photos with dancers and climbers and whatnot- so my prize for getting in super hot shape is a photo shoot with Zach! It sounds narcissistic but it's the best motivation for me to get in shape: to have smokin', arty pics of me climbing that one day when I'm old and wrinkly, my grandkids can see that I wasn't alway that way. 

Okay, well I'm off to the gym now- Guess it's never too early to get the ball rollin' on this hot body! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You had a bad day....

I just wanted to give a shout-out to my best friend in the world. Megan Gowers is always there for me! Even 1800 miles away, she's there. She's the only person that can pretty much remind me that I'm being a crazy stupid girl without making me feel bad about being a crazy stupid girl.

I was having a rough day. I broke down at work for no particularly good reason (there was a trigger for my break down, but it wasn't really something worth crying over). So I took a break to go outside and call Megan. She talked me down, bringing to the forefront the underlying problem: I'm home sick. She said it point blank, "Tricia, you're home sick and you've been working so much that you've just worn yourself out with worry and stress." She was so right. Once I admitted to myself that I miss Alabama (gasp!) I started to feel better. I do have friends out here, but none that will EVER, EVER compare to my friendship with Megan.

God knows that Megan and I have not been without our fair share of issues. I've done some things and said somethings and NOT done some things that have put a strain on our friendship, and she's done some things to piss me off as well, but we're still friends and will always be, regardless of distance and time.

go big blue... I'm not talking Auburn this time

Oh how I love the internet and it's circulation of silly little excerpts from people... I found this one courtesy of myspace and thought I would share... I realize that this means I will have to move again in order to live in a "blue state" but I'm surrounded by them, so it won't be that far to move. AND before you go getting offended, I didn't write this and I just thought it was FUNNY!!! m'kay. now enjoy.

Dear Red States:

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware,
that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.

It may even include Florida and Ohio, they are seriously considering it.

We've given them until Nov. 4th to decide.

We believe this split will be beneficial to
the nation, and especially to the people of the new country.

Since we're dropping the middle states we're calling it United America, or simply the U.A.

To sum up briefly:
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get the Statue of Liberty.

You get Dollywood. You can take Ted Nugent.

We're keeping Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.

You get WorldCom.

We get Intel and Microsoft.

You get Ole' Miss.

We get Harvard and 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get wo-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their
fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian
Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families.

You get a bunch of single moms, and the highest concentration of pregnant unwed teenagers.

Please be aware that the U.A.

will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going
to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.

We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, really we do, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

We'd rather spend it on taking care of sick people, and educating our children.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S.

low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy Redies believe you are people with higher morals then we Bluies.

Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,
Blue States

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


GO OBAMA!!!!!!!


I have a terrible headache and must go to sleep now, but I just wanted to say that I'm so very proud of our country right now!!!!


It's snowing!!!! Check out the webcams for a view of snow!

I voted in WYOMING!!!!!!

I am officailly a resident of Wyoming as I have changed my voter registration and voted in an election here! If the peace, love, and affordable health care personality I have didn't give it away... I totally voted for my man Obama!

My grandmother will be very upset to know that you can register to vote as late as 45 seconds before voting here in WY. She was positive that the best part of me moving out here was that I wouldn't be able to vote. haha! Wyoming WANTS people to vote, because there are so few people who live in the state. And you only have to be a resident for 24 hours in order to vote. BUT the point is I voted. AND next week I'm going to get a WY driver's license and re-register my car for Wyoming as well.

Well, I'm off to work now.

Can't wait to see what happens tonight! I'm really nervous! GO VOTE (for Barack)!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

the life of a work-a-holic!

I need to get to the gym like my life depends on it, in fact, it just might. I've been working so much lately that I have neglected to take care of my body, and it's quite obvious. I've gained nearly 5 pounds since I've been in Jackson! The first month was attributed to constant partying and eating out. This last month I blame working. I just finished my work week- it's strange to me that out here weeks go Monday to Sunday, at home work schedules always went Sunday to Saturday, but I digress. So at 2:34 when I clocked out today I just finished working a 64 hour week. And now I have the afternoon to do with what I please. I'm fighting off taking a nap, because then I will never go back to sleep! I have to work a 12 hour day tomorrow and I am going to need as much sleep as I can get tonight. It's football Sunday, not that I'm really that into NFL football, but I've been unable to watch college football because I've had to work on Saturdays, so maybe I'll partake in some football for the hell of it. Or I might just watch some TV shows on We shall see.

In other news, work is good. and in other other news, I have a day off this Friday!!! =) hehe hopefully once the show starts falling I will have something fun to report. Oh wait!!!! I got a new snowboard jacket and pants yesterday. ON SUPER SALE for $150 I got a Polar Max baselayer, a Spyder Jacket and a pair of Nils board pants. (the jacket was originally $200 and the Pants $150... so I think I did quite well!!!)

Okay, later dudes!