Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I must confess

I've had a bit of a blog identity crisis lately.

I (try to) maintain two blogs. This one (Learnin to Talk Texan) started as a way for me to share my thoughts, likes, dislikes, and anything random that came to mind while I learned to live life in Texas.

Then I started as my event blog. That would be my place to share all things partying and entertaining, which is and always will be my passion (and hopefully future profession).

Unfortunately, my interests and hobbies started taking over and I couldn't figure out where to put what. Crafting? Home decor? Cooking? Gift ideas? What to do? What to do?? Am I still "learnin' to talk Texan" per say? Does my blog need to be less random and more organized?

So I have come to this conclusion: will continue to be the place where I share random thoughts and lessons learned while living as a Texan, but it will also be my place to share my experiences as I live and grow here- including my adventures in crafting, cooking, and general life living. I will keep to events and entertaining only. Will the occasional craft or recipe show up over there? Sure- as long as it applies to a party or event.

This should keep me a little more "organized" (I use that word loosely) and a little less split-personality-blogger-like.

Hopefully you will enjoy the randomness that is my life, and will stick with me as I continue to "Learn to Talk Texan" through crafting, web surfing, home remodeling, cooking, and life living! I would love to have you follow this blog and comment to let me know what you like and don't like. Come on Y'all! Yee Haw!!
...and if you need a little party inspiration, please check out too! And become a follower there too! Cheers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I dance the Irish Jig

Need a laugh? Check out the human ventriloquist:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tilapia Done Right

I must admit, Sandra Lee got it right with this recipe for Fish & Chips.

Try it. Love it.

Also do yourself a favor and make your own tartar sauce with equal parts Miracle Whip and Sweet Relish. That's it. No need to mess with perfection.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

iPhone love

I finally jumped on the iPhone train and upgraded from my old internet-less phone to a new, shiny iPhone and I. LOVE. IT.

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Seriously, how did I go so long without one? Of course there will be people who say a Blackberry or a Palm or a (insert cool phone name here) is better, but I am completely satisfied with my new iPhone. I didn't even upgrade all the way to a new iPhone 4. I actually went with the (much more affordable) 3gs. It has plenty of bells and whistles to keep me occupied!

I've only gotten to play with it a little bit so far and I haven't downloaded many apps yet.. any suggestions? What's on your iPhone that you just can't live without?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fort Wayne, my hometown

Fort Wayne, Indiana rarely makes national news. It's a small town that tends to keep to itself.

However, a recent debate about what to name the new government building is creating quite a stir! Many people want to name the building after a past Mayor, which seems like an honorable memorial. But is that really their motivation? Or could it be because the Mayor's name is Harry Baals??

Let's see what Jimmy Kimmel has to say about all this:

Can I take a sick day?

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Oh my, I have been in a FUNK for the last two weeks!

I've had a cold that I just can't shake, we've had record setting low temps here in Texas, and I have constantly felt exhausted! What is going on?!

Unfortunately I have let this funky funk get in the way of my fun and I haven't blogged in forever- on here or on! So I promise, by Monday, I'll get over this feeling and try to get back to normal! It's no fun being quiet and boring.

In the meantime...

Have you heard about this football game in Grapevine, TX?

Looking for a good fish recipe? Try this one for Tilapia Fish & Chips. I almost died, it was so good!

Are you a golfer? What if it's for charity?

Looking for a cute & easy Valentine's Day treat?

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day in Texas

Another freak snow storm hits Texas! This time it's all ice and sleet. Check out the damage it did to Strokers Dallas: