It is appropriate that today is Thursday. And since I have some thoughts to share - I only seems more appropriate to link up with Sar for Thursday Thoughts!
 I need to mentally prepare myself for the next seven months. Baseball season is officially here. How do I know that? Because not only is audio coverage of Cardinal Spring Training blasting from Ryan's laptop, but MLB Baseball is constantly on TV. Muted. Don't want to miss any action, now! Lord, help me.
 We recently watched True Grit (Cohen brothers) for the third or fourth time and it is easily becoming one of my favorites. It wasn't until this latest time that we realized the cast does not speak using any contractions in their grammar during the entire film. During the film, Mattie Ross falls down a hole where there are rattle snakes (and yes,when I first typed this - I wrote snacks). When the Marshal calls down asking if she can climb out, she replies, "I cannot! There are snakes!"
So now, if Ryan asks me to do something, I put on my wise-ass hat and say, "I cannot! There are snakes!" Thanks for the ammo, Cohen brothers.
 I work in a male-dominated environment, and its something I've gotten used to over the last three years. However, I have never been more grateful than I was today to work with some seriously ball-busting-hard-ass-no-nonsense-women.
 My sweet niece, Kennedy will be four years old tomorrow. Four going on 27. Some days I wish she was still unable to say Lauren correctly. I liked when she could only say Nonen.
This past weekend she found a video of Brock on my phone. It was a video of him crying/whining for no reason. Our conversation went like this:
Kennedy: Why is Rocky crying?
Me: Because is a big, silly baby.
Kennedy: You need to love him.
She said it so straight-faced and matter-of-factly, I didn't have the heart to say anything more.
 I hate how I feel so very motivated to work out/exercise while I'm at work - but when I get home... All motivation has gone out the door. What up with that?