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{March 7, 2010}   Tears

I sit here tonight weeping for my younger sister. She at 18 became involved with a 22 year old male. This man Adam* met my sister *Betsy at a dorm party a few weeks after my sister moved to college.

He did not speak to her for a month afterwards then randomly calls her questioning why she had not called him. This for me was not the first red flag. He had shown interest before and I know how many 22 year old single guys can be.

Adam and Betsy eventually began dating and things became intimate which was a first for Betsy. Great.

Let me back up for a quick minute. Not only is Adam 22 he did not attend college and aspires to be a NASCAR driver. He has told my sister many a story which she relayed back to me and my parents. Not a single one of these stories added up. At one time he is claiming to have tons of money and a few days later has no money.

Over Christmas Break he came and stayed for the weekend. I was thrilled. First of all he is the rudest, most unintelligent person I have ever met. When he speaks I feel like daggars are shooting through my brain. He talks to my sister like she is trash. At one point she asked about a TV show he rudely interrupted her and told her that it was just for entertainment not to be questioned.

I could go on and on with examples f how he talks down to her and is always too tired or too stressed out to talk about important things or how he plays pool for 8 hours at a time then expects my sister to come over and stay with him at 2am.

I had a sneaky suspicion that Betsy was in an emotionally abusive relationship due to factors above and so many other things she has told me.

Tonight my suspicion was confirmed when I discovered a list of tell-tale signs someone is in an emotionally abusive relationship. Out of 20 questions I know for a fact Betsy experiences at least 12 of them 3 of those being at the top of the list.

Since she refuses to listen to those who truly care about her I ask that you all pray that she will see the light and realize she can do so much better.

I am genuinely worried for her safety as I have seen his temper and would not put it past him to begin physically abusing her.

God is in control. He has a plan. All I can do is continue to pray.

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{February 5, 2010}   Facebook Updates AGAIN

I feel like in the past year Facebook has been continuously changing and “bettering” Are these changes absolutely necessary?

As soon as I get used to one complete change Facebook goes and makes another one. I am tired of the continual updates and changes. I understand that they have to do updates in order to better Facebook and fix bugs, but is a complete overhaul every few months the answer?

How do you feel about the new Facebook changes?



{February 4, 2010}   Chances

How many chances do you give someone? Is there a limit or does it all depend on the situation?

I am the type of person who always gives others the benefit of the doubt. I have one “friend” who will talk to me about her problems all day long, but when she is having a good day I am blatantly ignored.

Why I keep putting myself through this is beyond me. I guess it goes back to giving people the benefit of the doubt. I also believe that since I have few girlfriends at school I tend to cling to the “good ones”

I am glad that my major has me working in groups in many of my classes so that I meet people I would have never met otherwise. Instead of dwelling on this person I will keep on moving forward, no use in losing sleep in someone who frankly doesn’t give a damn.



I wonder how HootSuite works for WordPress…I am going to have to do further investigating



{January 31, 2010}   I..what? iPad

I have to admit when I first heard iPad I really wondered if the head honchos at Apple had lost all sense. All I saw were spoofs of the iPad which were quite hilarious.

I first fell in love with Apple products when I purchased my iPhone in August. Since then I have longed for a Macbook. Sadly my budget does not constitute me purchasing a Mac computer anytime in the near future.

When I saw Stephen Colbert pull an iPad out at tonight’s Grammy awards I was amazed. Turns out Apple had not lost all sense instead just taken it to a new level. Now I am of course wanting an iPad which retails starting at $499 ouch…my poor little budget. I have champagne taste and a beer budget.

I would love one of these!

Someone PLEASE buy me one! haha I guess I can wait till I have a big girl job.



{January 24, 2010}   SuperBowl

AFC v NFC is always the “biggest game” of the season. I can honestly say I have seen better played regular season games than superbowls.

The match up will be excellent and I believe that the New Orleans Saints deserve to be in the SuperBowl.

I will be rooting for the Colts on SuperBowl Sunday.

I have loved Peyton since his days as a Tennessee Vol



{January 24, 2010}   Stuck Together

I admit when I was younger between 16-18 I was clingier than I should have been to whomever I was dating at the time.  In my ripe old age of 21 I have realized that being clingy does not lead to a healthy relationship.

Today my man and some of his fraternity brothers decided to go mudding in their mainly stock trucks. I told CW it was probably not the brightest idea he has ever had, but what do I know.

Off he goes with Jack Jack who I knew would love being outside especially since the weather had been kind of crappy recently. Around 3:30 I get a call from CW saying that one of the guys,RF had gotten his Chevy 2500 stuck in a huge mud hole and they could not get him out. Not only was he stuck, but wherever they had ended up had NO cell phone service and CW had to drive almost 10 minutes just to have service.

I had no problem with him being with the boys and playing in the mud. I knew there was a good possibility someone would get stuck and it was not going to be easy to get them out.

Around 5-5:30 I am surfing around Facebook and come across a conversation between two girls whose boyfriends had also gone mudding. They were both super mad and just disgusted that the guys were not back. One even proceeded to say she was acting like a crazy obsessed stalker…Really!?!

I do not understand why some people cannot let their significant others have fun without them. Time away from each other makes the heart grow fonder and ultimately appreciate the relationship more.

After 5.5 hours of trying they were finally able to get the truck unstuck and head back to town. I am glad they made it back safely, but still giggle at the image of them shoveling mud out from around truck tires.

Back to my original point…What do you think about spending time together and apart from your significant other? Am I wrong in thinking these girls completely overreacted to the situation and made a mountain out of a mole hill.



{January 23, 2010}   Life Happens

I have no been a very good blogger recently. School, money issues, and everything in between seems to have taken up all my time.

I am taking 6 classes all on campus this semester which is unusual for me, I enjoy online classes. While I am enjoying my classes they are definitely challenging me physically and mentally. On Tuesday and Thursdays I go to class from 9:30-6. Very long day. When I finally finish class all I want to do is relax and be by myself. My body will eventually adjust to the point where Tuesdays and Thursdays do not bother me at all.

I of course cannot find a job in this college town at all. I will continue to look and pray that one comes along that can work with my crazy schedule.

The other day I discovered my credit card company upped my APR by 12.1% basically screwing me on ever paying off my debt. Don’t you love credit card companies!?! I was an idiot to get a credit card in the first place, but have not used the card in months so that I can start ridding myself of the debt. I have a bad feeling that I will not be able to make a dent in my debt until I graduate next May and am able to get a job that pays well. I hope mom and dad are ready for me to move back in for a bit.

On the exercise front I am working out 3 to 4 times a week right now usually on the treadmill at my apartment complex. I feel really good after I finish the Fat Burn program and will continue to build up to working out 5-6 times a week so that I can lose this excess weight.

Today is a beautiful Saturday and I have a lot of things to do including taking Jack to the park so he can work out some energy.



{January 13, 2010}   Good Riddance

I am a huge University of Tennessee fan and must say I am disgraced by Lane Kiffin at the moment.
The man takes over the head coach position following Phillip Fulmer, who was the only other UT coach I had known of, promising big things and a new start to the football program. All I have to say is so much for change.
Good Riddance to you, Lane Kiffin.I guess you couldn’t handle the heat of the SEC, ya know a winning conference.



{January 9, 2010}   Snowed…Iced in

Here in the Rolling Hills we are not used to extremely cold temps. Cold for me is around 40, but these past few weeks we have been experiencing some truly cold temps. Tonight the low is going to be 4* degrees. Really, 4 degrees!?! That is crazy to me.
I think I will stay by the fire wrapped up in a quilt watching movies until this passes.



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