Thursday, May 27, 2010

My new Roommate...

 So I'd like to introduce to you my new roommate. She is a beautiful blond, pretty short, tiny frame and almost 70 years old (in dog years that is). Even though her hair gets everywhere, she doesn't always smell shower fresh (sometimes she's in serious need of mint too, but I don't want to hurt her feelings and tell her), and she has the unending energy of a 2 year old, she really is the nicest roommate I've ever had. Very easy to please, and always there for me!


"See I'm getting sick of this photo shoot, if you don't give me a treat soon, I'm going to eat your camera. Okay maybe not, since I wouldn't hurt a fly-- I was once mauled by a cat!"

"Thank you!"                                                                          "Man this is good!"

"Uhhhh.... Heaven in my mouth!"

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some things never change...

Now with all the change that has blown into my life in the past month, (new home, new roommates, new career path, new financial status, new zip code, new routine, etc.) it is nice to know that there are a few things that never change...

1. The King of Kings (praise the Lord!)

2. The rising and setting of the sun

3. The lunch I pack for school/work-- yes, as many of you know (or the three people reading this), I love my standard elementary school sack lunch, and that still hasn't changed. I do switch up a few items, but the staples remain. Does this menu not bring you back to your childhood?

-Main meal = turkey and cheese on a slice of bread or a PB & J
-Fruit = apple or banana
-Yogurt = Dannon light and fit
-Granola bar = a fun isle at the grocery store
-Extra snack = cookies, string cheese and grapes, snack pack pudding, etc.
-Afternoon snack = trail mix, popcorn, carrots and hummus, etc.

Who can beat that menu! Come on!!!
I'm curious do you think turkey and cheese or pbj is better?

--Coffee CubBuster

Friday, May 21, 2010

Q and A time...

Q: What is the difference between a cappuccino and a latte?

A: Cappuccinos and Lattes are both made with espresso and steamed milk. A latte is one part espresso and one part steamed milk (with a tiny bit of froth on top if made correctly). A cappuccino is made with one part espresso, one part steamed milk, and the third part foam (lots and lots of froth!). It's more like snow in a cup if you ask me.... a pure delight when made right!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A proud hen...

This past Friday, I had the distinct privledge to watch behind stage as my hip hoppers performed their Pièce de résistance! They worked hard all semester for this recital.To be on the other side is really fun. I remember it so well... you get those nerves and butterflies right before you go on stage.
This time I got.."Miss Katie I have to pee!" "Miss Katie I'm really nervous!" "Miss Katie which hand do we put on our hip when we walk on stage!"  Then afterwards.... "Miss Katie that was so fun!" "Miss Katie my shoe started coming off, but I never stopped dancing!" "Miss Katie, we did awesome!"  And that you did girls.... that you did!   I am so proud of them. Maybe I should train more and become a dance teacher full time. Hmmm....  if only I was talented enough in the arena of choreography. Maybe one day....

~Hip HopBuster

My girls before they went on stage!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sore brain!

Did you know that your brain is a muscle? Well, apparently mine hasn't seen the weight room in a while. Week one of "Teaching Shakespeare" is DONE!  Week two..... Bring it on!!!  Even though my poor brain feels sore, I know that if I could make it through week one, I'm half way there!

Hang in with me folks...
Thou hast not my brain to worry, yet thy words to embrace as doth a mother with her babe.
I but a pupil at youth hath become a master with age.
Yes-- a CubBuster original.   :)

Parting is such sweet sorrow!
~Your CubBuster

Monday, May 10, 2010

"For you and I are past our dancing days"

A have neglected my poor readers anything new (all three of you) to read, and for that I apologize. I have had a tremendous amount of "life stuff" going on, and I can't even begin to tell you about it all. Mother's Day was great-- got to see both my sister, brother, and their significant others. I think my momma felt loved so that was all that mattered. We have had a lot of stuff going on with our family though so please keep us all in your prayers. Good stuff though. Just lots going on.
Not to mention I tried to move all my stuff (minus furniture- except my needed tiny desk-thank you matthew!) this past weekend, and now I'm in the trenches with Sir Wiliam Shakespeare trying to wrap my head around 4 plays in two weeks with projects, papers, and other assignments "oh my". Did I mention that I'm like one of the oldest students in the class and I think I forgot what was cool to wear as a college kid? I shouldn't have showered, nor put on any mascara, and I forgot my big pearl earings! :)   I tease.... it's just taking some getting used to. Oh how I miss Shepherd Center and my girls at Colonial Grand right now.
Well... I must leave you with a perfect Romeo and Juliet quote as I am about to dive into the infamous play along with Othello, Titus Andonicus, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.... Wish me Luck!!! I am going to need a great deal of coffee to get me through this one!
"For you and I are past our dancing days." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet 1.5

~Your CubBuster

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Reminiscences of Roommates

Once upon a time a young college graduate moved back home with her rents in good 'ole mareretta (that's "mare retta" for you southerners) where she thought it was great to work and save on bills. Not two months into her life in the "real world" as she soaked up the 18 minutes of available sunshine that poked through the forest-packed backyard on her parents deck on a sunny Saturday, she received a call from an old high school friend. The convo went something like this....

A: "So, me and KC are thinking of moving in together and wanted to see if you wanted to be our third roomie."
CubBuster: "Oh well, when were you thinking?"
A: "I guess as soon as we can find an affordable place."
CubBuster: Thinking... 'Hmmm.... move again? Man I dunno. I got a nice set up here at the rents place who is this KC I wonder?' "I don't know if I remember KC, how would I know her?"
A: "Well her boyfriend was a baked potato pie with your boyfriend, so you probably saw her around the house."
CubBuster: "Oh, okay I think I remember her." Hmm.... roomates again, I guess it would be nice to have some girls my age to live with. "Let me think about it and get back to you."
A: "Sounds good. I think it'd be really great and hope it works out!"

*DISCLAIMER* I am so lucky that A called me, and I would have been a complete idiot not to take her up on this amazing offer. Those of you who have known me know that I don't make immediate on-the-spot life decisions very quickly (I'm learning to be more spontaneous though!) Thankfully Mrs. D. Maupin herself explained how ridiculous I was (she's not one to hold her tongue thank goodness!) and also noted that I would be paying rent soon if I didn't find my own place. Problem solved!

A day later...
CubBuster: "I would love to move in with yall! Thanks so much for asking me!(This should have been my initial reaction mind you!)"
A: "Oh that's great! Well let's get together ASAP and start looking for apartments!"
CubBuster: "Great! I can't wait!" Man am I lucky not everyone takes a full day to get on with life!

Three years and many moons later...
 A, KC and CubBuster found themselves in a far off place sitting around a kitchen table overlooking a beautiful lake asking themselves where the time had flown to. They reminisced on the past chapter of their lives that involved a great deal of significant change, growth, tears and joy. All the while enjoying an A and KC favorite: CHEESE DIP. Life would be forever changed, yet their friendship would not nor would the liquid white cheese delight at their fingertips (unless they forget and leave it out over night). No matter what the future held, they knew they could rely on each other. No matter how much time passed, they knew the other ones had left a permanent imprint on their hearts that they would be forever grateful for. God had placed each of them in exactly the right place together to bolster each other during the exciting transition from college to the "big world out there". Thank goodness for girl friends!

Now CubBuster finds herself strangly back at the beginning of the story. She is moving back to the ole' rents place. This time she is feeling quite humbled at her ripe old age of 25 to have such a grand opportunity to work towards an advanced degree in one year's time, while living at rents, rent free. She knows with the passing of the last three years in the blink of an eye, she can do anything for a year. Yet, this go around she feels like her whole attitude has changed. And so the next chapter begins...

I will miss you girls! So very much!