Tuesday, November 29, 2005


5 Shorter memories with Mrs. Janie, Hol, and Kob
6 Mr. Johnny Cash

6 Schawana-Mae

Friday, November 18, 2005


1. What is your name? Jess
2. What color pants are you wearing? blue jeans - casual Friday, right?
3. What are you listening to right now? soundtrack to Love Actually
4. What was the last thing you ate? Waffle House brunch w/ Charlton - bad for the hips but the company was good for the soul
5. Do you wish on stars? Not really, but I say a quick "thank you" every time I see a shooting star
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green
7. How is the weather right now? Cool, clear, beautiful! A tad too chilly at night.
8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Brent
9. Do you like the person who sent you this? Absolutely! And what kind of question is that anyway?
10. How old are you today? 28
11. Favorite drink? Right now, anything warm, like hot chocolate or egg nog latte or Baileys Irish Cream and coffee. But I also enjoy diet Dr. Pepper, water, Gatorade, a good margarita, and a good wine.
12. Favorite sport? To watch? - college football, pro basketball, beach volleyball. To play? - tennis, volleyball, boxing, air hockey :)
13. Hair Color? Same as always - dirty blonde, dirty brown, etc.
14. Do you wear contacts? No
15. Siblings? 4 by blood, more by marriage.
16. Favorite Month? Almost all of them for one reason or the other.
17. Favorite Food? Oh, this is too hard. Anything Mexican or Italian. I LOVE Olive Garden. My chicken salad. Hummus wrap from Earth Fare. Border Patrol from The Grit. And many more...
18. What was the last movie you saw in a theater? The Legend of Zorro, going to watch Walk the Line tonight.
19. Favorite Day of the Year? This year? December 19th. Next year - sometime in mid-July.
20. What do you do to vent anger? Still working on that one…. not very good at it. Pop in some angry music (Alanis or something like that) and sing like a crazy woman.
21. What was your favorite toy as a child? Probably something really embarrassing, like something girly. I'd like to think it was a G.I. Joe or something.
22. Summer or winter? Neither, really. Definitely a Spring/Fall girl!
23. Hugs or kisses? It depends. Who are we talking about?
24. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate.
25. When was the last time you cried? This past weekend at a funeral - my heart was breaking for my friend.
26. What is under your bed? Four neatly packed clear plastic storage bins - sweaters, clothes that I can't wear (too big or too little), Brent's misc stuff, and a workout bin w/ weights, mat, and daily morning exercises.
27. Who is the friend you've had the longest? Charlton.
28. What did you do last night? Ran a few miles, played w/ Cash in the yard, cleaned up the house, watched ALIAS with a friend, did a little homework, went to bed.
29. What are you afraid of? Failure. Unfulfilled dreams. Having children.
30. Favorite car? 67 Shelby.
31. Favorite flower? Gardenias.
32. Number of keys on your key ring? too many
33. Type of job? Graduate assistant/instructor/student
34. Favorite day of the week? Don't really know - it used to be Friday.
35. What did you do for your last birthday? That is a trick question - this one always gets me in trouble, so I am not answering.
36. How many states have you lived in? 3 - Georgia, Florida, Arizona.
37. What do you collect? Dust - just kidding. I don't know - books, DVDs, CDs, storage containers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In memory of Mrs. Maria Lay


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please
And to a man
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees
Then they swarm around me
A hive of honey bees.
I say
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back
The sun of my smile
The ride of my breasts
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say
It's in the click of my heels
The bend of my hair
The palm of my hand
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

41 days to go

Hey everyone, I am back! I have been very busy lately with school and work, so I haven't been able to post in a couple of weeks or so. I am doing well and very eager to come home. There really is nothing going on over here to talk about, but Jess told me that some of you have requested posts. So, the highlight of my last 2 weeks was my golf outing. I had a career day. I shot a 78. I couldn't do much wrong. The cool thing about it was that I had 2 severly jammed fingers on my left hand. I told Jess that I need to injure my hand just before every golf outing from here on out. She happily said, "I can help you in that department". I owe her a lot for having to put her through all of this craziness. I am getting ready to apply for a recruiter slot in Athens, so everyone pray that I get hired for the job. I don't want to be away from home anymore. It is not cool! Well, I have to get ready for a 12 hour shift. I will try to post again soon. Adios my friends.

Love, Brent

Monday, November 07, 2005

Monday again

It seems this is my regular blogging day:) Well, happy Monday.

I was able to get out of jury duty - thank goodness. Not that I don't want to do my civic duty, just not now. Maybe 2009 or something. I also was able to go to my doctor's appointment today - I HATE going to the doctor anyway, and the situation gets worse because I really DON'T LIKE my doctor, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't like me. Anyway, I was berated for not having a check-up in the past two years, it was confirmed that I have lost 27 lbs. (WOO-HOO), and overall, I checked out okay. In good health for an old gal.

The weather is gorgeous! It was a perfect weekend for being out and about, and for recovering from a nasty cold. I attended a shower for a friend, got to see a lot of folks that I miss, and got to play with babies - that is always fun. Don't get excited, no wishes here to be a mom anytime soon, but, oh, how I do love the babies.

I have spent ALL day typing an interview transcription. Who knew that a 25 minute interview would take nearly six hours to transcribe? Preposterous! Anyway, that is one big project out of the way. I'm on my countdown now - only 3 more exams to take, 4 more research papers to turn in, and 3 more exams to administer and grade before the END OF THIS SEMESTER! And once the semester is over, BRENT COMES HOME FOR A VISIT!!!

Whew - I got a little carried away there. Well, I'll write again soon and keep you posted. I love ya - Jess

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Woo-hoo - Basketball is back!

Regular season begins tonight - I LOVE the NBA! Go SPURS - 2005 NBA Champions!! - Jess


I'm sick - who is responsible? Who gave me their cooties? When I find out, you are in BIG trouble! (Brent, we know you are innocent :)
So, anyway, I need a clone (or two). I'm supposed to teach, attend classes, go to my first doctor's appointment in two years, and report for jury duty next week - How exactly am I supposed to accomplish this? HELP! Calgon, take me away!!!
Love - Jess