Thursday, April 27, 2006

A Letter to My Love

My Dearest McDonalds,

It is with great regret and deepest sorrow that I write you this letter. I feel the time has come for us to go our separate ways. We’ve had some great times over the past few years, but this is just something that I have to do.

I know what you’re thinking – there’s another restaurant. And I promise you, I am not just running into the booths of another burger provider. I know we had the whole Whataburger incident last year, but I told you then, and I’ll tell you again, it meant nothing. It was just lunchtime and you were too busy for me. I had to get food somewhere! But it is your chicken nuggets that I crave; no one else’s can come close!

You say you can change, and I know that you’re not lying. But its not you, it’s me. You have tried your best to offer me grilled chicken sandwiches, asian salads, and other healthy options, but as long as you have those delicious fries on your menu, I will always just fall back into my old habits and we both know its not good for either one of us. I can’t live in this kind of codependent relationship anymore. The best thing for me right now is to make a clean break. Pretend we never met. Believe me, this is harder on me than it is on you. You will find other college girls to share your golden arches with, but me; this is then end of my fast food excursions. I’ll always look back on our times together with fondness, and I hope you’ll think of me in the same way. I wish you the best of luck in the future.

With love,

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Just for Stephen....

Since I have definitely MIA over the past few weeks (crazy busy!) and Stephen is claiming I'm just a cast member of Pleasantville, a jab, I'm assuming, at my black and white profile picture, I have changed my picture to one that is a) in color and b) more recent than 4 years ago. Enjoy.

I am also posting a picture of me with a couple of members of the 80's cover band that I talked about a while ago, The Spazmatics! They were here last friday during the Main Street Arts Festival, so a few of us went and saw them. Integrated Project starts this Friday, so it may be awhile before I post again. Then again, maybe not. I'll keep you on the edge of your seat. :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Studying Fun

So I'm in a TCU team room right now with two of my friends, Andrew and Alfredo. We are supposedly studying for our Operations final that is tomorrow, but keep getting distracted. So I started singing a little song and without prompting, each person added on a line. It actually came out pretty well. Sing to the tune of "Frere Jacques" - Hope you enjoy our studying humor, cause its not far from the truth! :)

Emily: Motivation, motivation, where are you? Where are you?

Andrew: Someone come and help me! Someone come and help me!

Alfredo: I am screwed. I am screwed.

We also have studying fun with the quotes on our Google Talk. On Friday, we had our IT final which consisted of analyzing a case study about Schwab. My gtalk quote paid homage to Billy Madison by reading "Stop looking at me Schwab!" Right now, a guy named Hud has up a quote that has me cracking up because I just think of Trey, Kody, and the Bammel VBS a few years ago. His says "I'll price break you!" Okay, I know that none of these are really THAT funny, but we have to cling to what we can get - its MBA finals week.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Race for the Cure

So I wrote a post detailing the events of last Saturday at Race for the Cure. Then I realized it was really boring. So now I'm summing it up in 4 short phrases: I came, I saw, I ran, I went to Yogi's for breakfast. :) Here is a picture of a few of the people that were on my team. We really had a great time. Thank you to everyone who donated and hopefully we can raise even more next year!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Fat Club!

Maggie has started a revolution! In her daring post declaring to the world that it was time to lose the baby weight, she has enticed the rest of the world (and by world, I mean our blogring. Its the world that matters, right?) to stand up and say "I'm fat as a word that rhymes with "gel" and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" (shout out to the movie Network).

Lindsey started Fat Club which is basically a contest to motivate people to actually lose the weight we've been claiming we will and me, being the MBA girl, took it to the next level and designed a spreadsheet that would calculate the % lost (that is our evaluation of who wins) and we've started a blog! So everyone (except Ashley're too skinny. haha) come join our contest. Check out the blog by clicking here and shoot me an email to sign up. It'll be a really fun contest with benefits even for the losers!

P.S. Tomorrow I'll post about Race for the Cure. It went great, but I just wanted to get this up ASAP so people can start. :)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Promised Email Story!

What happens when you add 1 fake gas price lowering scheme, 93 TCU email distribution lists, and 8,000 undergraduate students? Mass email hysteria!

An undergraduate psychology major by the name of William Jackson got a forwarded email saying that boycotting Exxon and Mobil gas stations would lower gas prices (easily debunked by For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to email this to everyone at TCU using the distribution lists for the different colleges. These lists are supposed to be available by permission only (as in I have access to use the MBA Full-Time (1st) list but not the MBA Full-Time (2nd) list), so I don't even know how he got access to them. But once the email was sent around noon, it somehow opened the lists and allowed people to reply-all.

At first the replies to all were no big deal - just a couple of people saying that the rumor wasn't true. Then it moved into people telling people not to reply to all (which is stupid because they're replying all themselves!) Pretty soon a couple of people started sending really stupid things like "Chuck Norris is responsible for the high gas prices". Then people decided it would be a good idea to say "take me off the list", prompting other idiots to say "take me off the list too" - like THAT's going to do any good! It eventually got to where the only emails being sent were people saying "Don't reply to all" and "Take me off this list", not realizing that if they would just stop saying that, the emails would stop! About 11:30pm, we had probably gotten about 85-90 emails from this thing. Thats when the real fun began.

I don't know if people were just fed up or if maybe some were starting to get a little drunk or what, but the emails started getting more and more ridiculous, eventually moving to inappropriate. Another 30 emails between 11:30 and 1:30am when I went to sleep. The emails around that time were consisting of "My cousin's best friends' uncle is chuck norris" and stupid stuff like that. I wake up the next morning, check my email around 10:30am....58 emails. About 15 of them were real emails that I needed (yes I get 15 emails between 1:30 am and 10:30 am.) The rest were more fallout from this mass email mess! By now they had proceeded into people claiming they had slept with the Chancellor and making VERY inappropriate comments. I guess that was finally the point at which administration decided they needed to do something, because all of a sudden, the emails stopped. Eventually I got an email from our MBA director apologizing for the emails and saying that IT was working on fixing the distribution lists and that Student Life was looking into actions against people who had made inappropriate comments. But all in all, we had 24 hours of mass email hysteria. Hopefully they'll figure out how to prevent this happening again.....but I do know that William Jackson has been signed up for quite a few email newsletters that he might not appreciate. :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

National "Emily is an Airhead" Day

Apparently today was National "Emily is an Airhead" Day. It has been an....interesting day. :)

This morning I had a meeting with Americredit's CEO for a project I am working on with him at his office downtown. I parked in the Burnett Plaza Garage because he can validate my parking there and I won't have to pay. The meeting was supposed to end at noon, giving me just enough time to get out of downtown, grab some fast food, and get to class at 12:30. The meeting ended at 12:15 so I rushed out to the garage to leave. I get in the elevator, push level 6 which I had taken great care to remember, and get out. Then I can't find my car. I am walking up and down all of the different ramps (all of the rows in this garage are ramps to some place or another) looking and looking. I set off the alarm and start heading that direction, and still can't find it. It took me 15 minutes to find my car in the garage. I felt like an idiot, and I didn't get lunch. But that was only the beginning.

Because I was now late for class, there was no parking by my building. TCU just tore down the old Staples on Berry and made a parking lot with a shuttle that goes to the business building. I decide to try it out. It was great - drove me right up to the door so I could run into class (about 20 minutes late). So after class was over and I finished a group meeting (that took longer than necessary because I was an idiot and did a totally wrong thing on a stats problem. Another Emily is an Airhead moment but too boring to explain) I go out to the shuttle stop and get on. When it starts driving the opposite way from the lot, I realize that more than one shuttle picks up there and I got on the wrong one! But me being me, I am too embarrassed to tell the driver I'm on the wrong one and get dropped off on the back side of the football stadium AKA the exact opposite side of campus from where I needed to be. I get out and walk all the way back to the business building to pick up the right shuttle. I ended up walking about 4 times further than I would have had to if I had just walked to the lot that my shuttle drove to!

I have decided that I am not leaving my apartment for the rest of the night to avoid making any more stupid mistakes. I also have a really funny story about what happens when an undergrad decides to mass email the entire TCU campus with a false forward (Ashley, was your inbox as full as mine?), but that one will have to wait til tomorrow. :)

Monday, April 10, 2006

$30 From Goal!!!!

So I'm $30 from my donation goal........ PPPLLLLEEEEEAAASSSSEEEEE donate! Come on! Its just a little bit! The link is right over there to the right >>>>
To entice you, I"ll even show you a picture of me and my friend, Ed attempting to make sad faces (he's running too.) Okay, I don't know if that is really what we were doing - this was taken sometime last semester, but we're both those people who can't keep a straight face to save our lives so its very possible. And it was the closest thing I could find to a puppy dog face on my camera. So this is me and Ed begging you to donate - even just $5. 6 people donating $5 will get me my $30! If nothing else, me putting up a horrible picture of myself (which i would normally never do) should be enough to merit a donation! You can do it!

We took a good one right after and I just can't bear to end this post on the horrible picture. So here's the real one too. :)

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Random Thought for the Day

What happens to roadkill? Where does it go? The animal carcasses don't lay around rotting forever, so something obviously happens to it. Does someone come along and scrape it up periodically? If that is the case, who wants that job? I can't imagine walking into an office and saying "Hi. I'm here to fill out an application to be a roadkill scooper." So thats my topic for the day - What happens to roadkill? Any thoughts?

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

3 Thoughts About Procrastination

1. I've heard of boredom eating. I've heard of emotional eating. Tonight I discovered a new one: procrastination eating. I have work to do, but I've got to eat dinner. So I make dinner and obviously can't work while I'm eating, so I start a TV show. I manage to drag it out until the end of America's Next Top Model and the American Idol results show. Time to work. Oh wait, I need something sweet - how about some fruit? So I eat a banana and watch Unanimous (disturbing by the way.) Okay, ready to work. Nooooo, I need a drink. To the fridge for a diet coke...and I see a pudding cup. That sounds good - I'll jst eat it really quickly and get to work. So I start watching Lost and eating my pudding. Well of course, I can't work until I finish Lost now. I have procrastinated for 2 1/2 hours solely through eating. And I wonder why I've gained weight since high school....

2. This week started out for me with procrastination at its finest. Tyson assigned a book for us to read (The Goal in case you were wondering) at the very beginning of the semester. The paper for it was due on Tuesday. He even puts on his syllabus over Spring Break "Don't forget to be reading The Goal!" So when do I start reading? Monday afternoon. I started reading around 3pm. 11pm: I finish the book (337 pages). I took an hour for dinner, 30 minutes talking on IM to my friend John, and 30 minutes on the phone at some point, so overall it took me about 6 hours to read. And then I still had to write the paper. This is when I stopped focusing quite as much - a few emails to friends back and forth in this time, but 4 am: I finally get into bed. My procrastination reached a new....would you call it a high or a low? Either way, I'm oddly actually a little proud of it! Kinda like a scar from a dumb fall you had years ago that you brag about even though it was really stupid....

3. Me being who I am, I procrastinated in sending out my donations emails for Race for the Cure (you only thought you were going to get away without me hounding you!) So now I'm still $150 away from my goal and realllllly want to meet it. I figure it kinda looks bad for the community service chair of the MBA program to not do well. SOOOOOO, take minute, donate to The Komen Foundation by clicking on the "My Donation Page" link! Seriously, $10 will barely buy lunch at Boston Market, but it can help save lives! $20 is less that you'll spend on a shirt, why not spend it on a little cancer research? Great cause + tax deductible = warm fuzzy feeling inside! Come on....all the cool kids are doing it!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Race for the Cure!!

To my dear blog readers:

On April 15th, I am going to be participating in the Race for the Cure sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The goal of the run is to raise money for breast cancer research. I hate to use this forum for shameless self promotion, but after much consideration, I have decided that this is less self promotion and more "great cause" promotion. Now I don't know who reads this everyday, so if you can't or don't want to donate, I'll never know and you don't have to feel bad. But if you are feeling particularly generous today, click here! This will take you to my race page where you can make your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation online to help me reach my fundraising goal. Any little bit helps and I, along with the Komen Foundation, with thank you greatly!

With much love,

Sunday, April 02, 2006

April Fools!

I have kind of started dating a new guy named Alan. Nothing serious, we're just having fun. Well last night my brother Ben really wanted me to invite him to come out with Ben, a couple of his friends, and me. So I called him and invited him and he said yes. Now I hate Ben meeting new guys because he will either 1. REALLY dislike them or 2. Like them and say something to embarrass me. But I took my chances.

So Ben, his friends, and I are standing in line and Alan was on his way to meet us. I'm giving Ben the "don't embarrass me" lecture and he says "Hey, I've only known one Alan in my life and he was awesome. So if this guy is anything like him, then we're all good" and goes on to tell me how he became friends with this guy because they dated the same girl.

Alan gets there, walks up, and he and Ben start going "OH MY GOODNESS! IT'S BEEN FOREVER!!" and talking about this is the guy he was talking about earlier and how we can't believe how small the world is. I'm freaking out because I just can't believe it and don't really know what to do with this new bit of information.

They go on for about 2 hours letting me believe this ruse and right as we're leaving, they tell me that they've never met and it was an April Fool's joke! Apparently, Ben stole my phone yesterday afternoon at a family birthday party we were having and called Alan and planned the whole thing. Nice one Ben. Two thumbs up.

In other news, after I got home I decided I was hungry and wanted a sandwich (for some reason Turkey sandwiches always sound good around 10 or 11...). Fast forward to this morning when I woke up and very suddenly realized that the turkey I used must be bad. Morals of the story - always check expiration dates on lunch meat (should be common sense I know, but I just bought it!) and rubber bands to hold back hair are a girls best friend. :) Hopefully I'll be in better shape tomorrow - busy week ahead! But if you need to find me today, I"ll be on my couch, anxiously awaiting a new episode of Grey's Anatomy.