Wednesday, November 25, 2009

this one's for the boys

In honor of the beloved duck hunting season (coming this friday to a swamp near you) and also for the 2 most passionate duck hunters I've ever met, I've decided to teach you how to duck hunt here in southern Alabama. You ready for this? You'll be blown away by my extense knowledge I've learned in only a few months.

1. Find a swamp.

But not just any old swamp. You need some trees in the swamp.

2. Learn that ducks fly at sunrise and sunset. But around here, you can't really hunt at sunset b/c of some regulation that I don't know about. So, just trust me. Go in the morning.

3. You need these:

Chest waders. Because you have to walk in the swamp, in freezing cold weather and on top of the alligators (that supposedly "hibernate" at the bottom... that is until they wake up and bite your leg off).

4. Get a duck call. They say there's some sort of technique to doing it well, but I think you just blow in it. And no, just quacking like a duck won't work. :)

5. Grow a beard and paint your face like these guys. Don't know why. Just do it.

p.s. these are apparently the duck hunting gods- the duck commanders. Bless their wives. They have it worse than me and Megan. lol... just kidding boys! :)

6. Walk out in the swamp, be really still & shoot the ducks when they fly over. Then, convince someone to go get them & come home and eat breakfast.

The end. Aren't you impressed? Matthew taught me well, don't you think? :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not Me Tuesday

In reference to Donora's post and her nearly constant urging me to blog, here's my Not Me Tuesday.

Today, I DEFINITELY didn't eat 5, that's right, FIVE Hershey's miniature candy bars.

You see, it's just that it's been a long day, I feel like I didn't have a weekend since I worked, I'm stressed... um... what other excuses can I come up with to make this ok? Matthew says I'm the Queen of Excuses (even though he still hasn't bought me a crown), so I should be good at this.

At least it was mostly these:

I like to tell myself that these are fine to eat. You see, they ("they" not including dieticians and trainers, i'm sure) say this is HEALTHY chocolate. Yes, I said it's healthy. And if I'm trying to be healthy, I'd much rather eat this than some measley salad. Wouldn't you?

And isn't there something in it that's supposed to be linked to happy hormones? Did I make that up? Maybe... anyway, since THEY said it's healthy and THEY said it produces happy hormones, I figure that's a good way to stick to my diet and relieve some built up work stress at the same time. And Lord knows I need both.

Don't sit there and judge my calories. I NEED it. Yes, I really NEED it (Matthew!)! Ok, fine, maybe I don't really need it, but I definitely really want it.

hi. my name is emily and i have a problem. I'm addicted to Hershey's Dark Chocolate.

Friday, November 13, 2009


looks like it's been a good 2 months since my last blog. wow... how the time flies when you're having fun! :) i don't know if i've been really busy and haven't had time to write anything, or just really bored and felt like there was nothing good to write. either way, it's the time of year where i can't remember what i did yesterday, much less remember to write a blog. but here's to a slow day at work where my cold meds are making me feel a little loopy...

i had a mild panic attack earlier this week because i realized it was already the second week in november. apparently i wasn't alone though, because of my close friends (who panicked about her 27th birthday) felt the same way. we talked for a while about where our lives have gone and how did we get so old. do you ever feel like everything is just kind of happening so fast and then you wake up and you're a grown-up? yeah. i feel like that. not a fan.

this time of year is super busy for everyone. add tons of PR work for my company and that's when you wake up in january and wonder where the holiday season went. at work, our time if full of volunteer work (mainly by me and 1 or 2 others since no one else wants to volunteer for ANYTHING), promotions, sponsored events, food drives, angel trees, donations, pictures, gift wrapping, press releases, new commercials, planning Christmas parties, etc. i think this may be the last weekend that i don't 'officially' have any plans before the chaos begins. see what i mean?

November 20-21: AACFCU sponsored football game at Troy. Have to be there ALL DAY. Missing a good friend's baby shower. Followed by birthday party that night.

November 25-28: Thanksgiving at the lake. Black Friday (no worries on this one though b/c i have no $$ to shop). AUBURN vs ALABAMA football game. Baby shower (should be fun though.)...... and.... are you ready for this??? the start of duck season!!! dun, dun, dun!!! Matthew will be so excited, he'll probably pop right out of his skin.

December 1-5: Gift wrapping for the House of Ruth. Mary Kay party. Board of Director Christmas Party-- thank goodness it's going to be open bar. i have a feeling I'll need it.

December 10-12: Daleville Chamber Christmas party that we plan, host & clean up after. Organizing all Christmas donations for work and probably begging more people for volunteer work.

... and i can't think about the rest just yet. i know it could be much worse, but today I'm already sleepy and it seems like I'll never sleep again. oh yeah, and i almost forgot that i have to buy Christmas presents too. geez....