Saturday, May 24, 2008


I'm leaving for Fresno today to spend some time with family and friends during vacation. But before I do that, I am going to a wedding. I love weddings! I even had a wedding planning business for a while - "Kiss of Bliss". It didn't really take off as I had hoped, so I went back to school and now have different dreams. I still LOVE weddings and being involved or just attending, as I will do today. This particular wedding has been a long time coming and I am so happy for the bride! In a perfect world... Well... It's not a perfect world. Anyway, I totally have had my outfit planned for WEEKS, then the weather had to go "koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs" on me! Now, I have no idea what to wear and the clock is ticking. So, I'll be in touch later!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I'm done with school! Yay!! For the next 11 days of my life, I am footloose and fancy-free! Woo-hoo! Then the Summer semester begins, which I do NOT want to talk about right now! Grrr... Anyway, I got through my Database class and the final project practically unscathed, which just really surprises me! I wish I had gotten at least one "A", but "B's" are good too. I plan to go to the commencement exercise tomorrow night to just sit and daydream about getting there myself in the not-so-distant future. It's just an "AS", but it'll be my very own degree, which I will promptly have blown up into poster size for the office! hehehe... The next few days will be very lazy, then I'll be off to Fresno for the rest of my "vacation" to visit friends and family. Hopefully, that will be fairly relaxing as well. Does anybody out there, either currently enrolled or graduated, have any schooling advice for me? I'm getting down to the wire and every single unit counts. I'll take all of the advice I can get! You know where to find me...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Picture Show

Some random pictures I finally got from my camera to the computer. Good times with friends and family.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

He Will Have To Do

I guess I'll vote for him. Or I may just stay out of it. What a bummer. He was mildly amusing on SNL, trying to get that elusive and perhaps fictitious "youth" vote. Whatever.

Monday, May 19, 2008

She's HERE!!

Ella Starr Clara made her grand entrance this past Thursday around 8 in the evening. She was 6 pounds and 19 inches long. She is beautiful and we are very happy for Cameron (Ralphie's brother) and his girlfriend! We are SO proud! I can't wait to spoil her ROTTEN.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Swampishness" is to Blame!

Oops! I guess it's been a little while since I blogged! I've been doing lots of things and had a lot on my mind, so that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Last Friday, Logan and I went to Disneyland for a little mother-son bonding. It was great fun and they did the fireworks, which were awesome, as usual! Log and I had front-row seats! It also just so happened that my old school, T.T.C.S., was there on their Senior Trip, so I ran into a whole herd of them. Those were the good ol' days... Ahhhh... Anyway, I meant to post a Happy Mothers' Day post, but a Happy Belated Mothers' Day to all of my matronly readers! Hope it was as wonderful as mine! Ralph BBQ'd for me, his mom, and my mom. What a GUY! We all wanted something different, so it was a salmon, tri-tip, chicken kabob dinner with veggies and rice. It was DELISH! Thanks, babe! I got perfume and I feel like the Queen of Yucaipa when I wear it! Lovely! Fast-forward to today. I went to the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist, at my doctor's suggestion regarding the growth in my ear. (how growth!) Turns out, it's a small tumor and I have to have it biopsied at my next appointment. I'm glad now that I didn't make Ralph try to "pop" it. It's a really weird thing, but I have faith that it's just a little cyst and they'll be able to remove it soon. I'll try to keep everyone updated on what they tell me! Good news, I am sure! Take care now...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Words Can't Describe How I Really Feel

I could not have, before this past Monday when I first read the reports, pointed out Myanmar on a map to you. I'm so grateful to live in this great nation where we take our peace, prosperity, safety, and seeming lack of hugely devastating natural disasters. To put things in a little perspective, take for instance Hurricane Katrina. Its devastation wrought on the humanity of those mostly located in a very poor area of New Orleans, yet the final death toll rests at 965. The San Francisco quake of 1989 death toll rests at 63. Even the truly devastating Frisco quake of 1906 killed 667. Yes, while every last one of these lives were extremely valuable and still a devastation to say the least, we are quite blessed. The projected death toll in Myanmar for the cyclone that hit over the weekend is at 10,000 people. That's a lot of zeros when you put a face, name, family, and tragedy with each one. My heart goes out to these people who live in nations less fortunate than ours and my prayers are with the nation of Myanmar. May they find peace that passes all understanding.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Listen In!!

So, you may or may not have noticed that I have some links on my page. One that should be fairly close to the top in most browsers is my link to Pandora radio. As most of you know, I'm INTO music! I really like it. All of it. Good music, bad music, funny music, sad music. Anyhoo, I thought I might advise you all to go ahead and give Pandora a whirl! You can create your very own station based on your favorite groups and/or songs! Then, as the songs play you can give it the "thumbs-up" or "thumbs-down" and further customize your station. The only downside? You have to be near your computer to hear it! For now... Watch out, though, the way technology is going, we'll be hearing it in our HEADS before long! *cue scary music*

Monday, May 5, 2008


I'm a Lamborghini Murcielago!

You're not subtle, but you don't want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. In a world full of sheep, you're a raging bull.

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Happy 100th Blog to Me! =]

It took me long enough, but I've finally reached the 100 mark! Yay! I felt compelled to do something really spectacular in honor of the occasion, but I couldn't come up with one single good idea. I just cannot think of anything creative. No creative juices flowing here. The only spectacular news coming out of McCorkle-town right now is the pending arrival of another baby. Boy or girl? Nobody knows. LOL! We are excited to have a little niece/nephew to spoil!! Should be any minute now and I'll have to try to put up some pictures as I get them taken. Sorry this 100th blog is so anti-climatic and I'll try to make up for it somehow in the next week or so.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Moms ROCK!

I think I may manage a few MORE words than this even... LOL!!! Man! I talk TOO much! I know that's what Ralphie tells me anyway... Lil' stinker! hehehe! I love my boys and I'm excited about spending Mother's Day with my mom (I LOVE you, Mom!) and Ralph's mom "en mi casa" while Ralphie BBQ's salmon for us! Yum! Anyone out there have any interesting Mother's Day traditions? (Ours is to NOT go out to a restaurant.) Let me hear it!

I'm Weird? LOL!

Your score on this personality test was 69%

Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural lead, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

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I found this quiz and had to post the results. Funny. Kind of...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Screwl, as Bro. Rush Says...

This semester is almost over and I'm just thrilled about it! I'm NOT thrilled, however, that the Summer semester begins just 2 weeks after Spring ends, which means only 1 week down time! Waaahhhh!!! Big time bummer! I'm planning on going to good, ol' Fresno to visit a few dandies for a while, but I won't be able to stay as long as I originally planned. Oh well, best not to wear out my welcome, huh Bonnie? =D Love you! hehe... So, I've just got 1 research paper, 1 group project, 2 finals, a little extra credit thingy, and 2 more weeks of classes and I'm DONE. *phew* I've got a lot of work to do, so I don't know why I'm hanging around here! Because I appreciate my "fan base" so MUCH, I just want you all to feel as loved as I do!

On the church and music ministry aspect, I finished teaching a Jonathan Stockstill song tonight called "My God". Nice. Very nice. Can't wait to sing it Sunday! Watch out, Hope Center!!