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Thursday, February 23, 2006
So I should be cleaning the house...
But how about I just blog instead?

1. Your name spelled backward: yllek

2. Last incoming call on your phone? My husband calling to see what we were doing for dinner.

3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? video of one of my favorite American Idol contestants (see earlier post today). Yes, I am a certifiable dork.

4. What's your favorite restaurant? Oh, so many. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for fancy dinners, Olive Garden for the casual night out, and Wendy's for fast food.

5. Last time you swam in a pool? A long time ago... I can't remember. Honestly I don't like to swim. I am weird. I know this already.

6. Have you ever been in a school play? Yes, tons of them. And lots of other theatre too!

7. How many kids do you want? at least 2... maybe 3 or 4 if I don't go crazy with the first 2.

8. Type of music you dislike most? I don't really dislike any music.

9. Most embarrassing moment recently? Um... slipping and falling down the steps at work.

10. Most gratifying moment you can recall? Being told by my boss that he thinks I can be the most successful news anchor in our television market. Big compliment.

11. Have you ever ridden on a mo-ped?Nope.

12. Ever made a prank phone call? Don't think so...

13. Best friends? yes, but I am not good at staying in touch. I suck at it, in fact!

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?Bungee jumping? Maybe. Sky diving? I would LOVE to say yes but I think I would totally chicken out if given the opportunity.

15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Umm... miles-wise... probably Los Angeles. Country-wise... I've been to Belize.

16. Do you have a garden?Eventually I will.

17. What's your favorite comic strip?Dilbert.

18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes... I have sung that song a zillion times.

19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?Shower in the morning... and if I get a chance to take a bath, usually late at night.

20. Best movie(s) you've seen in the past month? We've seen some sucky movies recently. No great ones.

21. Favorite pizza topping? Mushroom, green pepper, and sausage.

22. Chips or popcorn? both, please. I love snacking!

23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? I'm a lipstick whore. Seriously, since my TV station pays for all my makeup (how sweet is that?!?) I am always buying new colors. Current fave is "Polished Up" by MAC.

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Say whaaaaa? Um, no.

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? Oh my... well yes. I was Miss Maryland in 2001, and I made the final cut at Miss America. I'm seriously not kidding... but I don't usually mention this to people... unless of course it's a survey question!

26. Orange Juice or apple? orange!

27. Who were the last people you went out to dinner with?My husband. Ruby Tuesday. Yummt steak. Nuff said.

28. Favorite type chocolate bar?Do York Peppermint Patties count? Cuz they are my favorite.

29. Person with the most dirt to blackmail you? Kasey or Jason.

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?my dad's yummy ones, last summer.

31. Ever won a trophy? Yes, I had a butt load of trophies... from horse shows, dog shows, 4-H, singing contests, the afore-mentioned pageants. They're all boxed in Mom and Dad's basement now.

32. Are you a good cook? Yes... but I am not as good as Jason.

33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Um, yeah.

34. Do you have a significant other?Yes! The best hubby in the world!

35. Sprite or 7-Up?Diet Sprite (I know Diet Sprite wasn't a choice. Shut up.)

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? No... when I worked at Victoria's Secret we had to wear black. Does that count?

37.The last thing you bought at Walgreens?Candy??

38. Ever thrown up in public? Yes.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? True love. But couldn't HE be a millionaire? PLEASE? :)

40. Do you believe in love at first sight? No... lust yes, but not love.

41. Can ex's be just friends?I guess they can but I think it's pretty rare.

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? A sweet lady who I interviewed for one of my news stories.

43. What is your biggest fear?Losing someone I love. I can't even think about it.

44. What message is on your answering machine? You've reached ########... please leave your message after the tone. Thanks!

45. Where would you like to go right now?Right now? At this very second? The spa, for a massage.

46. What was the name of your first pet? Lacey, a Siamese cat. The first of MANY pets!

47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what's in it? Uh... was this a survey for highschoolers? Um, I have a purse. It's a leather Coach bag and I love it.

48. What do you first look at on the opposite sex?Eyes, butt.

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? Having a safe, warm, beautiful home, having a loving husband and family, having a blossoming career, having so many things to look forward to in life.

50. Who is one person you admire? My mom. She works so hard, and she never gets a chance to just rest and relax. She's always working toward achieving a goal. I admire her effort and determination. Love ya mom!

This... is American Idol
My name is Kelly, and I'm addicted to American Idol. There, I said it. I am the Tivo queen... lots of times we just let a TV show record and then watch it later when we have time. But I MUST see American Idol live. I can't stand to wait.

The audition episodes are pretty good, but this is when I get excited. I LOVE hearing the live performances (maybe this is because I sing myself) and seeing how good these people really are.

Now that we've seen the guys and girls do their first song, I already hve a couple of favorites. And yes, I'm going to share them. Warning... if you hate AI, and you've read this far, you might want to stop here. Or you might seriously start to hate me. And we don't want that, do we?

With that, here are Kelly's Top Five AI Favorites! (for now, until one pisses me off by singing something dumb).

Chris Daughtry

Chris is my number one fave so far. I love rock and alternative, and he has an amazing voice. He doesn't miss a note and his voice has a sexy, gravelly edge to it. Doesn't hurt that he seems super sweet and is pretty hot. Love him.

Katharine McPhee

My favorite girl. Katharine is beautiful, and sounds beautiful. She never seems like she is trying too hard. She just comes off as a girl who loves music, and who makes great music. She sang "Since I Fell for You" and was amazing. Liked her a lot, since her first audition.

Taylor Hicks
Okay, this guy isn't your typical AI contestant. But he's got something special. Very unique, amazing voice, just seems to have SOUL. He lives for the music and is a fabulous entertainer. Taylor almost seems like a professional already. He's gonna go far.

Ace Young

He's gorgeous, he's sweet, he sure can sing. Oh, he may also be gay, but I couldn't care less. When he sang George Michael's "Father Figure" I was in love. The boy's got "it."

Paris Bennett

Paris is so adorable. I love her squeaky speaking voice, and how it just blossoms when she sings. She is amazing for her age, and I can't wait to hear what she will sing next.

So that's my American Idol post. If I had to guess who will go home tonight... the two girls would be Stevie Scott and Heather Cox. The boys who go would be Bobby Bennet and David Radford. We'll see tonight!

Friday, February 17, 2006
Page Turner
I am reading an amazing new book. I love to read. And when it's a book like this, it's impossible for me to put it down.
Check it out... My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult.
I'm about half way through, and so far I am loving it.

Friday, February 10, 2006
My second post today!
Thanks, Janet, for this poll. You've given me a second reason to post today!

Four jobs I've held:
1. News anchor & reporter. This is my actual career, and I love what I do.
2. Veterinary assistant. Did this during high school. Loved the animals, hated the poop.
3. Victoria's Secret salesperson. Fun job, loved the free bras, but I don't really like retail.
4. Magazine and book editor. During college, I worked for a VERY small publishing company. All their stuff was about military weapons. Watching grass grow was more interesting.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Forrest Gump
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Austin Powers
4. Kill Bill

Four places I've lived:
1. Grand Island, Nebraska (lived here for my first TV job)
2. Hydes, Maryland
3. York, Nebraska (lived here for 2 months until I moved to Grand Island)
4. New Freedom, PA

Four TV shows I like:
1. Grey's Anatomy!!
2. Lost
3. Scrubs
4. CSI

Four Family Vacations I've been on:
1. Caribbean Cruise
2. Las Vegas
3. Chincoteague, VA
4. Ocean City, MD

Four of my favorite fast food dishes:
1. Wendy's Spicy Chicken
2. Taco Bell's Steak Grilled Stuffed Burrito
3. Qdoba burritos
4. Smoked Turkey sub from Quiznos

Four sites I visit daily:
1. The Nest
2. my list of blogging friends
3. hotmail

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. out eating a good dinner
2. Mexico
3. Hawaii... never been but would love to go!
4. Snuggled in bed with ice cream and a good show on TV

Four bloggers I am tagging:
1. Ann
2. Ashlie
3. Erika
4. Jessica

I'm baaaaack!
So it's been a while since I have posted. Maybe I should give myself a little credit... most times I think, damn I need to update my blog. Then I think, but it's been so boring lately. Ah well. Isn't that what you came here for? The mundane happenings of my daily life? So here... a little update of some random stuff.


Amalah has read my blog! And she posted a COMMENT (see my cookie porn post- I'm not lying!). Holy shit. I have truly arrrived in blog-land.


My birthday was February 4th. I am now 26 years old. Had a fabulous day. Jason took me to Ruths Chris Steakhouse in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. If you've never been, well go! I think I had the best meal of my entire life. Seared scallops as an appetizer, yummy garlic mashed potatoes and broiled tomatoes (yum), creme brulee and chocolate sin cake for dessert. And the highlight of the meal?


A delicious steak, so tender and juicy. Cooked in BUTTER (diet be damned) and served on a sizzling plate that's a hot 300 degrees. I savored every single bite.

As if all that great food wasn't enough of a gift, Jason fulfilled a little dream of mine. Behold, my first bag from COACH!!

Yea, the pic is a little fuzzy, but the purse is deeeevine. She is beautiful, no? It's my first born (coach handbag, that is). The husband did quite well this year (and he did well that night, if ya know what I mean!)


What else? My previous post about the Baltimore anchoring job isn't as great as I thought. Turns out the station only posted that job listing because all of their anchors' contracts are up for renegotiation, and the manager wanted to have some potential hires in mind, should anyone decide to leave. So there isn't an opening, just a potential opening. Bummer.

BUT my current station, in Harrisburg PA, is now talking to me about promoting me. So I may end up staying there. Turns out they really don't want me to leave and they are trying to make me an offer I can't refuse. Bring it on!


Poor Jason isn't feeling so hot. He got totally sick the other night (nausea and vomiting) and he kept going for like 5 hours. He just couldn't stop the dy heaves. I ended up driving him to the hospital because he felt so terrible. I got to sit in the ER from 1 am until 530 am, but the upside is he got some meds and the dry heaves stopped.

Since we got home Thursday morning, the poor thing has slept almost nonstop. He's eating a little, and no more nausea, but he feels like crap. It's probably this virus that's been going around. He's now buried under the covers in bed, with two dogs draped on top of him. They think his illness is the best thing ever... non-stop slumber party!


Eh, that's about all I can think of. Maybe things haven't been as ho-hum as I thought! Have a great weekend, everyone!