11 August 2009


Starting out with Howdy! seems so stereo-typical Texan, but I just can't help it. I love the word Howdy, but I don't think I say it enough. I used to say it constantly when I went to A&M...if you've never been there, Aggies like to say it to people we pass while walking around on campus. It may seem strange, but it's a lot better than the awkward half-smile that I give coworkers I pass in the hallway these days.

Well since this is my first post, I suppose this is as good a time as any to tell you a little about myself. Not too much, of course, just in case there are crazies out there reading it. Is it just me or does anyone else get paranoid after seeing these identity theft stories constantly on the news? Of course, that doesn't seem to stop me from buying things online. I get scared for about 5 minutes and by the time I'm on the computer again, it's completely out of my mind.

Back to the subject at hand...me. Well I'm...in my mid-ish 20s. Ok, it's late 20s. I like to pretend it's still mid-20s though as I've started feeling old lately. Kids I used to teach in their 1st grade Bible class are graduating high school...that's depressing. Aaaand, we're back. You see that I tend to go off on tangents. I do this when I talk as well...ask anyone who knows me. So, right, I'm a 20-something, currently working in the Oil & Gas Industry in Houston. No, I'm no engineer...there are some days I wish I were, though, just for the paycheck. I do Information Management. It's so boring that we won't even talk about it for now.

Other more interesting things to know...well I have a wonderful boyfriend. We've been dating since October of 2006, so yeah, we've been together quite a while. We met at work and yes, he is an engineer...and a pretty darn good one. Ya know when you meet certain people and they just fit their job title perfectly? Well, he's not like that at all. This man is outgoing and charming and sarcastic and so funny. When people meet him and then find out he's an engineer, they're completely thrown off. I mean...an intelligent engineer who's really, really, REALLY ridiculously good-looking and hilarious? Weird...

But, right, I was talking about me. Maybe it's just easier talking about the things around me than just me. Well maybe you're wondering what my new hobby is. I've never been a very crafty person, but as of late, I've taken up sewing. I decided to make myself a cute bag for summer and one thing led to another and now I'm taking custom orders and making bags for the ladies at work. I just set up my Etsy shop but there's not much to see yet. I tried doing some baby items as well and found them to be fun, easy, & super cute! So now I'm working on more items to add to my baby line.

I expect that most of my posts here will be light-hearted musings or fun tidbits about my new hobby. So stick around and maybe we'll surprise each other with something exciting...it could be just around the river bend.

Is the song from Disney's Pocahontas in your head now? Oh, right, me neither.