Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday decorating for squirrels and/or adults with short attention spans

When we get to the last couple of weeks before the semester break, to say I have the attention span of a squirrel is an insult to squirrels everywhere. So, when the other cubicle ninja ladies started to decorate the room for Christmas, I was happy to participate.

I didn't think to bring any decorations to work decided to go green in my decorations this year so I used out-dated forms and handouts from the office to make my own decor.

The Rock loves crafty women. 

The end result of massive paper chain and jumbo 3D snowflake was festive, if not absolutely fabulous.

If you know of any other relatively easy (like something a 6-year-old or an adult with the attention span of a squirrel could do) holiday decorating ideas, let me know because I still have six days and one hour and 35 minutes to work before the break, but who's counting?

I hope your Christmas and New Year are awesome! And if you celebrate holidays other than Christmas and New Year, I hope those are awesome, too.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Football pick results, Thanksgiving lunch and crow pie

As you probably know (because I told anyone who would listen), I got to be the guest picker on the ESPN Big 12 blog last week. I actually did pretty well. I picked 3 of 4 correctly, tying the pro. And technically, my pick of Texas Tech over Texas was a pick from my heart, not my head, so I could have gone 4 for 4.

You can read the whole thing on the ESPN Big 12 blog

Speaking of the TTU/Texas game, it creates a nice family rivalry with some of my Dad's side of the family. I'm a Tech fan, and so are my cousins Rhonda and Derek. The other cousins and my Uncle H are Texas fans. I can understand why Uncle H supports the Longhorns, considering he went to Texas and is in their Athletic Hall of Fame and all, but I can't think of any good reason that the cousins support the Longhorns other than maybe they were dropped on their heads as toddlers or something. 

Anyway, we had Thanksgiving lunch at Uncle H's and Aunt N's house this year. Derek and I showed up in our red and black TTU gear. We were distinctly in the minority to say the least. There was a little trash talk (mostly me, naturally) and then it was time to eat. I got my plate loaded and found a seat. And then Uncle H brought over a "centerpiece" for the table. But it didn't go in the center. It went right in front of ME. And it wasn't really a centerpiece. It was his UT Athletics Hall of Fame trophy. The Eyes of Texas were upon me, all Thanksgiving day. The Eyes of Texas were upon me; I could not get away. 

What are you looking at, Bevo?

As any football fan knows by now, Texas Tech did NOT triumph over the Longhorns. I had to eat a little crow pie. But I'm a big girl; I don't dish it if I can't take it. And crow pie is still pie.