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June 1, 2009

**editor’s note: This is post # 200 for the blog. I just want to thank all of my fellow posters, and more importantly all of the readers who keep encouraging me to go forward with this blog. Thanks. **

It’s the first of the month 🙂 AND it’s the first Monday !!!

So you get a SUPER UPDATE from the entire month of May today !!!

This is just a reminder that you are SUPPOSED to check the links in each of these blogs. They have purpose; I promise.

  • My first post of the month was dedicated to Graduation Eve.
  • Then I posted a Graduation Review that Monday.
  • I then got upset soon afterwards since an Uncle wanted me to join him in an online pyramid scheme.
  • I initially hid my Wedding Date here while discussing other things for the 2nd Monday.
  • Shane’s Rib shack had a battle with Sticky Fingers in my first “Battle of the Ribs“.
  • Free Ribs were given to the first 100 people @ Shane’s.
  • I hinted about the wedding date again, and talked about some other things going on in life.
  • I asked the public for their top 5 MCs in rap. I still don’t think Lil’ Wayne belongs in that list.
  • I went to Jacksonville, FL and had a really interesting time.
  • There was a points scandal at a local Family Feud event.
  • I had my Birthday Blog and talked about the events of that day.
  • I finally released the date of the wedding in this blog.
  • I had some free Steak and Lobster and it was wonderful.
  • I got a beautiful baby girl for my birthday… the thing is, it’s not MY daughter; but I did promise her a Steak and Lobster dinner when she turns five.

Whew, this was quite the update. Thanks for reading through them all !!!

As you may have heard; I’m definitely putting articles out on the Video Game Blog I’m interning with. They definitely force me to use my real name, but I am trying to be famous.

Here are the articles I’ve done so far for them.

Please read my articles; if you like them, comment on them. The more they get read the better it is for me. I even went ahead and added their site my to my Blogroll, they are an upcoming video game blog and I like the angle they bring to the sea of video game blogs.

OK, so I went home to where my family resides for my Dad’s “Surprise” Birthday party. Apparently, it wasn’t just for him. My mom thought it would be cute to slip the graduation and engagement into the celebration… It might have been adorable if I didn’t figure it out in advanced. Things weren’t quite adding up as we got closer, so my Spidey Senses were tingling. I acted surprised as best as possible, but my oh so sharp sisters knew better.

While I was at this party (which was held in the rec room of a church) I am pretty much SURROUNDED by people I don’t know. If there were 60-70 people there and I was getting married to one of them, and related to another 11, I might have known/recognized 3 people ? Everyone else were Church members that my parents and siblings all grew to love and such. The food was pretty good; I had to take some food back with me. I even thought about having the chef cater the wedding…

As I sat there and introduced myself, and got to listen to each of these people; there was one specific person who shall be known as “The Soul Catcher” (or TSC for short).

For some reason, The Soul Catcher kept trying to witness to me, and bring me to God. Not once, or twice,  but Thrice !!! I mean here I am trying to enjoy this party that my family threw for me (partially) and here you are trying to lead my lost soul back to the lord. I’m not claiming to be a saint, nor am I saying I’m as close to God as some; but I’m not a heathen either =/

It was brought to my attention that I am on the church’s “Most prayed for because they are  a heathen, poor, or both” list. I’m all for getting prayer, but momma blogmaster, did you have to put my sinful ways on blast?

Wedding plans are moving along nicely. We’re picking all sorts of stuff; I feel productive. I promised the fiancee that I wouldn’t be the type of groom who just got his tux and showed up at the church. I’ve been true to my word.

Unfortunately, I’ve been given a gag order on specific details.  *sadface*

I’m still working on my guest list; I honestly don’t know why this is so difficult…

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There’s no food like Free food

May 27, 2009

Today, at the office it was decided we would celebrate the May birthday’s at Ruby Tuesday’s. I was happy at first, but then I was like “wait, I don’t have any money for food” and one of the “bosses” told me that I wouldn’t have to pay for my dinner; I then jumped for joy and quickly replied “I guess I shall have the Lobster then !”  they all started laughing. Their mistake.

I came into the office this morning, and I had to check in with my boss to let her know my plans for today. I let her know I intended on having Lobster today. She laughed also; her mistake.

So the “Cool Kids” and I were all excited about getting out the office to eat. The day before we decided we would drive in the “newest” car among us. Some how, the “powers that be” had other plans…

They “decided” that they were going to have the 3 girls drive with my boss, and I would drive with the other 3 bosses… I was NOT going along with that, so I quickly spoke up and told them how we planned on driving together, and how much more sense it would make our way. The boss with the bad news saw the logic, and everyone was happy.

As we got ready to leave my Fairy Dogmother realized that the bosses would try to tail us, or expect us there at a certain time, so as we drove we happened to get “caught” by each of the red lights. It was crazy, there was even one time we had to stop for a “scary yellow light” since our lives were in danger…  not really

As we pulled up, my Fairy Dogmother got a call, it was from her boss asking where were we and if we got stuck in traffic; we were in the parking lot at the time of this call. Overprotective much ???

We get inside, and we’re seated; we look through the menu, and as soon as I open the menu, I was greeted by my lunch for the day. There it was; Lobster Tails and Steak calling me, begging me to choose this plate as my birthday meal. I did feel guilty about it because of the price, but I DID say I was going to get Lobster, and no one objected; their silence meant approval in my book.

“The Cool Girls” also agreed and insisted I get the meal for the sheer comedy of it all. I mean, a “free lunch” is a free lunch, right?

My lunch took the last to arrive out of everyone who was at the event; I told people it was because they were still trying to catch the Lobsters, they all laughed; little did they know how true that statement was.

Yes, it was SO amazing...

Yes, it was SO amazing...

This was the plate that was set before me finally; I know people were watching, and there might have been a case or two of the “Jealousy Virus” but that’s OK, because I had my shots before I left the office.

The “Scout Boss” came over to explain how our meals would be paid for; I continued to eat as I felt her eyes burn holes into my plate. We also knew that she would report back to the other bosses as soon as she got back; and sure enough, she reported back, and I was told that 8 eyes gazed upon me as I enjoyed the lobster tail. The steak was good too, but that LOBSTER TAIL ??? yeah, that much better.

One thing that we noticed was the Office Politics that happened right there in the restaurant. The other group we were out with gave out cards; We got our cards too. The other group gave their employees fun presents, we got Ice Cream since they didn’t bring presents

It's even better when it's free

It's even better when it's free

I doubt this was done on purpose but… My Co-worker who was part of the birthday crew had caramel on her Vanilla Ice Cream. When I started to cry “foul” my fairy Godmother insisted this was part of integration. (OK, I need to either stop using this photo…)

Other than that, it was a great day, We got back and my shift was over in 30 minutes; 20 of them were taken up by amazing cake. It was here that I first heard about “Coke Cake”. now when I first heard Coke Cake from my boss I was a little shocked she would know about that. As the conversation went on I realized they were talking about the OTHER kind of Coke. Yup, I was slightly embarrassed, but laughed it off.

Coke Cake, who knew?

*Editors note*

I want to apologize to all my readers for taking so long with this story. I originally planned on doing this at 4, but that “itis” got me REAL good… I didn’t officially wake up until 5.

(slightly nsfw, jump to 2:10 for an explanation)