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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

on wednesdays, we wear pink

it's wednesday and that means confessin'. rumor has it that's good for the soul.

here we do go:

// i am not at all the mood to capitalize stuff right now. is that terrible? probably. don't care.

// i woke up this morning totally thinking it was friday. don't ask me why. but then i got my coffee and sat down at my desk, and realized it was tuesday, and that really freaking sucked.

// sometimes i watch "the office" in the background while i'm working, and it's the only thing that makes me not feel like throwing my computer out the window.

// when i was younger, like in my really early twenties, i used to have this stupid dream to be on MTV's "the real world". totally stupid, right? nevertheless, the wish was there. i actually almost went to a casting call when they were in chicago one time, but uh....i couldn't find the place, sooooooo. that's how that happened.

// sometimes the scar on my eyebrow still really hurts/itches, twenty years later. and there is no way to fix it really, save for hitting myself like i've got an eyebrow weave. not ideal.
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// also, i'm not actually wearing pink. #rebel

// i am super annoyed at a lot of things, but right now, my main source of irritation is the fact that it's been ten years - TEN YEARS - since "friends" ended, and that is just a travesty. that was one of the most perfect, well-written, hilarious shows ever aired and i wish there was more new stuff to it. 

// i used to hate coffee. now my mornings just don't feel complete without it. and also kick starts. because holy deliciousness, batman. 

// people kind of weird me out a little bit. blogging is weird, because you can meet a lot of really cool people, but then also there are a lot of crazies that show up. and then there's drama, which just seems weird. aren't we all (mostly) adults here? can't we all just get along, and live and let live? 

// i lead a very boring life. which is why i really don't have a whole lot to confess today. sorry to be a complete lameo. 

make sure to check out kathy and liz and all the amazing people who link up with them on wednesdays!!

Vodka and Soda

The Hump Day Blog Hop
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Things I don't understand

Sometimes people are awesome. And then other times, they do things that make me just scratch my head and go "Huh? I don't get it." 

Some things I don't understand: 
- Gender reveal parties. I mean, okay, sure it can be cute and all that... but like....really? Pregnancy announcements, sure (bonus points if they're clever). Baby showers, fine. But a whole big party just to announce the gender of your little one? It seems kind of silly to me, and like a lot of work for something that everyone is going to find out in a couple of months anyway. This I do not understand. 

- People who put stuff about their lives out on the interwebs and then get mad when people make negative comments about it. Sure, I get that it can kind of suck when people say mean stuff. The internet, especially, makes it easy for cowards to sit anonymously behind their computer screens, merrily saying all kinds of negative and discouraging things to other people, and it can hurt to be the recipient of that. But...you put all your stuff out on in literally THE most public way possible. Some people are going to like it, and some aren't. Why bother getting bent out of shape about it? This I do not understand. 

- How in the world people like the Kardashians or Paris Hilton are famous. The Kardashians got famous because one of the promiscuous daughters leaked her own sex tape. Or someone else leaked it. Whatever (but my money is on her leaking it herself). Paris Hilton is only famous because she is rich and ... wait for it ... leaked her own sex tape. SERIOUSLY? Why aren't people shaking their heads at that kind of shameless narcissism and finding something more productive to do?? Why aren't we demanding more from people who are, by their positions in society, serving as role models to our children? This I do not understand.

- People who aren't watching Impractical Jokers. Seriously people, get on that. It's the most hilarious thing you'll ever see, I will pretty much guarantee it. Why do you not already have your DVR set to record every single episode? This I do not understand.

- Bloggers who are constantly complaining that no one is reading their posts or commenting. Good grief people... If you want people to read what you're writing, stop only writing about the fact that no one is reading. If you want people to comment, actually write something worth reading that people can relate to, so they will want to get to know you more. But mostly, just stop worrying about it. If you write a bunch of stuff and people like it, that's awesome. If you write a bunch of stuff and no one reads it, oh well. Aren't you writing for yourself anyway? What the heck do you care if a bunch of faceless people you've never met before aren't eating up your every word? This I do not understand. 

- The way people will pay thousands and thousands of dollars for a college education, and then proceed to act like complete hooligans all the way through college. What is the point of paying all that money and spending four years in school if not to actually, oh I don't know, LEARN the material? If all you want to do is just dick around and drink a lot for four years, there are a lot of cheaper ways to do it than by going to college. This I do not understand. 

- Why Chipotle doesn't deliver. I mean, for real. Is there actually anyone in this country who doesn't like Chipotle? (If there is, don't tell me, because I'm a terrible person and I'll probably judge you mercilessly and assume that you're spawn of Satan, since Chipotle is pretty much the foodification of all things amazing.) If they offered delivery....holy cow, they would make BANK on it. And yet they don't....which is just really sad. This I do not understand. 

There are a lot more things that should be on this list, but I can't find my notebook where I wrote them all down that one time I had a moment of inspiration, so they won't be appearing in this entry. Maybe someday when I find it/get my life together a little bit, I'll do a part two. 

What things do you not understand? 

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday stuff.

Today is the last day of this work week. Thank goodness, because it's been a rough one. I wasn't originally planning on blogging today, but then after I had a walk this morning, I decided I was in the mood. So here I am with some randoms.

My favorite kinds of drivers are the ones who will cut you off while looking right at you. The other day, I had just turned onto my street, and someone turned right out of the gas station, literally right in front of me and I had to slam on my brakes, and was looking at me the whole time they did it. Really? RUDE.

Confession: I have felt like I am drowning in work this whole week and I have had about enough of it. And it's no longer just because sometimes I get in my own way by being a bit disorganized... At this point, it's just because I literally have so much to do that I could probably work 24/7 for a month solid and then I still might not be caught up. Sigh. Being an adult is like, THE most overrated thing ever.

2048 is the best/worst game ever. It's a lot of fun to play (for some weird reason), but it's also frustrating as shit because just when you think you've got it, and you're going to get the tile, the whole thing comes crashing down because you swiped the wrong direction, or got a two instead of a four for your new number. WTF, game makers?? Are you trying to make me hate my life?

I gave up Starbucks (and Dunkin, and coffee shops/bakeries in general) for Lent. And now it's been five whole days since Easter and I have still only had one thing from Starbucks. I'm kind of proud of myself for that.

Confession: I am supposed to be running the Bad Ass Dash in four weeks, and I'm quite convinced I am going to die. It's four miles of obstacles, so clearly, I need to get training. Gonna start the Couch to 5K routine tonight...wish me luck.

Speaking of working out, I'd like to know how long it usually takes for people's bodies to just feel great after they start a workout program. Kaylee and I were talking today about how most people are all like, "Oh boy, working out is so great, and it feels so good, blah blah blah", and we're all over here like, "Uh, no, my body just hurts, like ALL THE TIME." I mean the endorphins are great, but when I'm walking around like a 90-year-old woman with crippling arthritis, what am I really gaining?? ....other than that the endorphins will make me happy enough to not kill my husband, that is. ;)

I wish I had more time to read. I just want to read books all the time, because it is so much more fun and less stressful than actually dealing with real life.

One thing that I wish Las Vegas had that it doesn't is a major league baseball team. I really don't like watching baseball on TV because it's really slow moving and boring, but it is actually pretty fun to watch in person. There's an amateur team, I think, but it's not quite the same.

I really don't want to go workout. I'm totally not in the mood to really do anything except sit down with a book and a beer and zone out from the week I've had.

And on that note, I'll just #backthatazzup for you and leave you all with this awesomeness. Happy weekend, everybody.
Team by Lorde on Grooveshark

Venus Trapped in Mars

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


It's been a spectacularly crappy week. 

And all I want right now is to find a job where I can read blogs, binge-watch Netflix, and eat Chipotle all day and still make enough money to pay my bills. Like seriously, why is that so much to ask?? I'll write about my experiences, if that makes anybody feel better. 

No? No takers?? Lame. 

Anyway, in this ridiculously crappy week, I have not been blogging much, and I probably won't do much for the rest of the week either. Sorry. I'd like to, I just have neither the time nor the energy. 

In the meantime, I leave you with this (and also a request that you send me funny emails or something to make my week better):

Funny Weekend Ecard: Work weeks suck so bad, after Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

I never thought I'd...

Sometimes in life people come up with amazing ideas for blog posts and then they do nice things like turn them into a linkup, thus allowing you to be lazy and steal their idea and have a blog post and meet new peoples all for the bargain price of nothing at all. And right now that person is Juliette. 

The Other Juliette

I never thought I'd...live in Las Vegas again. And yet here I am, and I am obsessed. Desert southwest weather for the win, guys. 

I never thought I'd...do long distance again, either. And yet here I am. I am NOT obsessed with this part of living in Vegas, just for the record. But it's a thing, and it's what is happening for the moment, so I am making the best of it and counting the days until we don't have to do it anymore. :) 

I never thought I'd...become a complete and total candle snob, but I am, and now at any given time (when I am home and awake), I usually have a candle burning. And it's usually Bath and Body Works. 

I never thought I'd...really enjoy working out, but now that I've started Zumba, I'm all about it. This could have something to do with the fact that Miss Eva is probably the best Zumba teacher there ever was or will be, and her energy is ridiculously contagious, or it may just be that I really like dancing because it doesn't really feel like a workout. Either way, I'll take it. 

I never thought I'd...start to choose healthier foods because I like them better than the unhealthy ones, I only thought I'd do it out of guilt. But now all of a sudden I am realizing that I feel a lot better when I eat the healthy stuff, and so I do that instead. 

I never thought I'd...have an iPad. I thought they were totally trendy/stupid/an unnecessary waste of money, but now that I have one, I use it constantly and it makes getting work done in places other than my office about a billion times easier. 

I never thought I'd...enjoy having a Kindle. I am someone who loves books (seriously, Barnes & Noble is my happy place. The smell of ink, and paper, and binding......bliss), so the idea of giving up a real, live, can-stick-your-face-in-the-binding-and-sniff kind of book was really not cool to me. And then I got a Kindle for Christmas a couple years ago and I realized that buying/borrowing books on a Kindle is way more convenient than driving to the bookstore every couple of days when I finish a book, and it's usually cheaper, and it's only like 78786743546876 times more easy to move one tiny little Kindle filled with 250 books than it is to move 250 actual books. 

I never thought I'd...have a blog again. I had a Xanga like ten years ago, and I was never very popular on it, so I kind of lost my mojo. This was back when I cared about being popular on the interwebs, and totally compared myself to all these other Xangans I followed who always had like, 50 comments and 100 eprops on every post, and I was just like, "I only got two comments and one of them only gave me one eprop instead of the default two, so clearly, I'm a loser and should just quit because I'll never make it and people are probably judging me and wishing I would just stop it already anyway, so I'll do everybody a favor and give up." Stupid. And now I'm still not popular, but the beauty here is that I really can't even be bothered to care. 

I never thought I'd...seriously considering eschewing the law in favor of not actually having health insurance. Yes, I know that health insurance is a really important thing, and it's way better to have it than not. But seriously? This whole ObamaCare thing can suck an egg as far as I'm concerned. Affordable insurance for everyone, my ass. My insurance price shot up over 200% per month in January, and my coverage went down. The whole thing just blows. 

I never thought I'd...be actually terrified of using the internet. And now I totally am, because uhhhh Heartbleed, and yet I still have no choice at all but to use the internet for basically all the things. WHAT DID WE DO BEFORE WE HAD INTERNET???

I never thought I'd...actually voluntarily eat eggs. Strangely enough, those slimy little things actually taste sort of okay when they're cooked and seasoned right. Who knew?! 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Here's what I know.

There aren't many things that I know. As a general rule, even though I'm sure sometimes I act like a complete and total know-it-all brat, I am of the opinion that I am pretty much clueless about life. I don't let it get to me though, because I am also of the opinion that most everyone else is also pretty much clueless, and we're all just in this big crazy mess together, trying to make the best of it.

BUT... Having said all of that, there are a few things that I do know, completely, and without any doubt. And since I like to remind myself of those things every once in a while, I'm doing it here, so know you can know all these things too. You're welcome.

I know....that I am deeply, and unconditionally loved. By an incredible God, and by the amazing family He has given me, and by a wonderful man. 

I know...that even when things seem tough, eventually, the tide will turn, and the struggle will ease. It may not ever go away completely (what is with that nonsense, by the way??), but over time, it will become at least a little easier.

I know...that music has an incredible ability to change and/or perpetuate moods.

I know...that Reese's peanut butter eggs really do taste better than just the cups. 

I know...that a glass of wine and some chocolate mint cookies can, more often than not, cure whatever ails you. 

I know...that exercise really does make you smarter because it makes your brain work better. 

I know...that even though you can't always see it, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

I know...that great opportunities most often look like obstacles, and that's why so many people I sometimes ignore them. 

I know...that it is better to have a few quality friends than to have a whole bunch of people who may or may not be there for you when the going gets rough. Quality over quantity, people.

I know...there is incredible power in Vitamin D and that the mood lifting results you get from standing out in the sunshine is totally worth it, even if it's cold out. 

What do you know?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

but i mean really, why do we have to title these things?

It would appear that I have been on a very regular posting-only-twice-a-week kick lately. Not sure what that's about. I always have more to say, but it seems as though I can never get it down on paper (or on..interweb, I guess). And work has been really busy lately, so I have gotten behind in stuff, and I have emails I need to write to people, and other people I need to talk to, and LOTS more stuff to do for work than I think I even remember, and just good grief people, I am not loving all the busyness! I just want to sit down and spend my time reading good books and eating cupcakes. Honestly, is that really too much to ask? 


Anyway, so I'm linking up with this charming Canadian again for some hump-day confessions. And also with Miss Fitness for the blog hop. 
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// I have been doing a lot of watching The Office lately. I'm almost finished with the whole series, actually, which kind of bums me out a little bit. The whole thing definitely went downhill after Steve Carrell left.. That man is comedic genius. And also, watching it always makes me think of my friend Kaylee who loves it too, so sometimes I will send her pictures of what I'm watching just to make her jealous. Apparently I'm a brat. 

// I re-arranged my office again over the weekend. I pretty much do that every weekend.. Does that mean I like to change things up regularly, or that I just refuse to be satisfied?? Hmmm. 

// I cried yesterday for absolutely no reason at all. Sometimes being a girl is basically the most annoying thing on the planet. 

// I made a goal earlier to read 75 books this year. And while I do think it's completely doable, I'm really behind on that. If people have any book recommendations, please send them my way!

// I bought a subscription to PhotoShop because I need it for some work things, and I am loving it. If you follow me on the Twit, you know that I figured out how to make glitter letters with this awesome PhotoShop tutorial from Sarah. I'm kind of ridiculously excited about that. 

// I made a frozen pizza for lunch on Monday and I could only eat like 3 pieces total, and then I was just not interested in it at all. So now the leftovers are sitting in my fridge and I either have to eat them or waste the pizza, which would be bad. I should probably just stop buying them. 

// I made a pasta/chicken/feta cheese thing last week....and it was AWFUL. I don't know how in the world I managed to make it so disgusting, but it was seriously terrible. So that was unfortunate. And also embarrassing, because even though I don't always make the most delicious or pretty dishes, they're usually at least passable. 

// I signed up to run the BadAss Dash at the end of May with Dedra, Zack, Jolynn, Dad, and Boyfriend. It's a 7k race with anywhere from 25-32 obstacles in it, and I'm fairly certain that signing up for it was one of the stupidest decisions I have ever made because I will probably die. On the bright side though, I will have to start training for it, which means that I have built-in workouts ready to tackle for the #1800MinuteChallenge, so that's definitely a win. 

And that's all she wrote, folks. What are your midweek confessions?
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