A person who doesn't have tumblr showing me...
Me: I saw that already
Confession Thursday? Apparently
Wow. I learned a WHOLE bunch about you ladies in the last 30 minutes of scrolling. I don’t really have a sordid past (and my parents are my most frequent readers, HI MOM, HI DAD) so my confessions are tame: I never watch the news. I’d rather be happy than well-informed. I feel like people scoff at this. I don’t trust non-profits that have huge payrolls. I’m especially...
A new living room's worth of furniture later...
This seems to be the way we do anything home-related. Yesterday the agenda was, “finish the bathroom since it’s been ‘in progress’ for almost a year.” Somehow that morphed into shopping for a couch. Which transitioned into shopping for an entertainment center. Which then quickly became shopping for a coffee table and end tables. When then turned into talks about...
PSA: Your Back Windshield is Not Enough
In light of Memorial Day, let me just go on record to say, “Enough with the back windshield memorial trend.” Today Zach and I saw a windshield memorial for a marine. I guarantee that marine’s sacrifice is worthy of more than decal on the back windshield of your ford escort.
Unofficial time: 1 hour 11 min 40-something seconds. Lessons learned: Running in glasses sucks. Especially when it’s 80 degrees and sunny. 5k-Body Glide not necessary. 10k-Body Glide VERY Necessary. I’m visiting Chaf city, current population: my two thighs. I really need to buy one of those fancy tank tops with zippered pockets. Carrying my keys for 6 miles is as dorky as it...
Ok Weekend, Let's Go
Already I’ve survived a busy Friday, caulked the gaps between the mirror and the counter in the kitchen that I’m sure contributed to our bug problem, bought and dispersed various pest killing agents, and called the extermination company. I am DONE with Southern Summer Pests. On the agenda is a 10k tomorrow morning, two holiday parties, and general laziness.
Pardon my ignorance but...
shanamaideleh: silverpipes: Isn’t that J.Crew bubble necklace incredibly annoying to wear? I think I bounce and move around so much that I’d end up whacking myself in the face. Or am I just too animated? CO-SIGNED. I also don’t think it’s very pretty, either. THERE, I SAID IT. I feel it’s one of those things that looks great on other people but would look ridiculous on me.
There are way too many pregnant people in my...
two handfuls of Ritz toasted sour cream and onion chips spaghetti squash+leftover homemade “peppers/onions/diced tomato/spices=sauce” three pierogis a handful of honey mustard pringles three pieces of cheddar cheese with spicy mustard three cheater mojitos Good job self. Way to avoid nutrition at all costs.
"Hi Guys! Look at this rope! I love it!"
Bruno’s friend will be taking that rope toy home with him tonight (he brought it with him). I’m already anticipating the sad sack looks I’ll be getting.
Friday Book club meeting, or as I like to call it, “eat dessert, drink wine, and maybe talk about a book” club. Saturday Skeet shooting and beer drinking in North Carolina. I surprised myself and hit every clay bird I took a shot at, my 4-H instructor would be proud. Sunday Cleaning all the things. Laundry. Fresh sheets day! Tortilla soup made by my husband. And soon poetry...
Bruno and Radley Say Hello
I woke up an hour early this morning. Rather, I was woken up an hour early this morning by a dog that was not my own. Bruno’s friend Radley is staying with us for the weekend and he happens to be an early riser. As I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, scanning through my twitter feed and keeping watch on the dogs outside I realized that I felt too awake to go back to bed. This phenomenon occurs about...
The most success I've had with plant life thus far
Characters and Plot Lines I'm Completely Over
Teen/Coed is awkward and “weird,” but finds a slightly weird boy who is borderline obsessive about her anyway. She doesn’t believe she deserves him. Their relationship is threatened by various outside sources. Twenty-something woman who is just pretty enough to turn heads but not to attract quality men until she meets-cute her Incredibly Handsome And Accomplished Love Interest...
Sunday Funday Runday
1. I’m playing this game called how much can I drink tonight and still run a 5k in the morning. This is not a fun game. 2. The most impressive moon of the year is tonight and there is too much light pollution in my neighborhood for me to even see the moon.
I'm probably going to be THE ONLY person in my...
I think I’m the only woman on the planet who is giddy about throwing away a dishwasher and going back to washing dishes by hand. I hated that damn thing with a passion. I’m working directly with my “You-Should-Have-Babies-Why-Haven’t-You-Had-Babies-Go-Have-Babies” boss type guy this week and I’m further convinced that he takes personal offense to my empty...
It never fails, the days I think I can get away with bed head and slightly less fashionable clothes are the days I’m asked to sit in on meetings with big wigs.
Scenes from the gym
At the gym, two ‘roid ragers snickered while they pumped iron infront of me. Yes dudes, you’re right. I am not as pleasing to the eye as Carbon Copy Katie over there. I do not look cute at the gym. My hair jumps out from my headband at the slightest suggestion of humidity. My body flushes easily and cools slowly. Capri leggings and ratty t-shirts are my work out attire of choice, and...
Secrets of Adulthood
Sometimes you just need to eat popcorn for dinner.