Thursday, March 19, 2009

What I Know for Sure

I know it's been awhile but I have my reasons. Last week I embarked on my first trip to the Windy City to see none other than the big O herself. I'll be honest with you, I was more pumped about the time that I'd be spending with my gals, but O was a nice touch too.

For my Mom's 50th birthday I was able to score four tickets to the show and so we built a trip around it. Regardless of our show's theme (teen dating violence a la RiRi and CBrown) we had such a memorable time. After we were scooted out the door, we hopped on over to the gift shop to buy some souvenirs (read: ornaments and a coffee mug) for what was a great day. The rest of our trip was filled with comedy shows, food, shopping, girl time, luggage and laughs.

As we left O's studio I couldn't help but think about this empire that she has so wisely built. If you have any familiarity with Oprah you know that she has a famous thought on what she knows for sure and she ends every interview with this question. Instead of answering it in a statement, I thought I'd answer the "what I know for sure" question for myself in a series of thoughts:

What I know for sure...

is that my heart belongs in Texas but a part of it stays here too.
is that I really love corn dogs, yeah I said it.
is that Motown and Oldies keep me jammin.
is that my favorite people tend to be the ones that can laugh at themselves.
is that my ideal day consists of a good book, the sun and a hammock.
is that there's no cure compared to love from family and friends.
is that I finally understand why success is only measured by happiness.
is that being serious is an overrated virtue.
is that I claim to never cry in public which is a completely untrue.
is that sometimes things are just as they should be.
is that when it comes to competition, it's best to just fly under the radar.
is that manners will take you places in life.
is that sometimes it's the little things
is that if someone really wants something, they make it happen.
is that Butler just handed my bracket its first loss.
is that sometimes a cuss word feels really good.
is that all girls think about their weddings on a very regular basis.

I don't know much but I do know that getting by has been fun. Happy Friday friends!


  1. keta - I love this!! Can't wait for you to finally come home...

  2. Just keep on keepin''re the best tiny in the world!

  3. amen to corn dogs. and hot dogs. and really any other type of food sold from trailers or carts.