Thursday, March 31, 2011

oh shoot.

i have been so funny today. i don't know what it is. i think it is all the water i have been drinking {i think there is something in it--who's drugging me??}seriously. i have drank {drunk?} three nalgenes already. it is only 2:33 PM. that is 120 ounces. you think i will drown? i heard somewhere you can actually drink so much water you can drown yourself from the inside out...hold tight. i am going to snopes it.

couldn't find it. so for now, i will believe it. and if i drown, i can say 'i told you' so right now.

i love that i can have a conversation with myself you guys on here. no one even has to be around.

i can talk about all kinds of things.

we can talk about how i just banging the shittake out of my elbox on my desk and i am cursing the heavens.
we can talk about how cold it is and the cherry blossoms are blowing away.
we can talk about how my nail polish stickers are still going strong. day 5.
we can talk about how GREAT cheetos are as an afternoon snack. {yes, sister day 2--no judging}
we can talk about how i am really excited to get out and see the town tonight. no tube watching for me.
we can talk about how random all of this is that is going on right now as you read.

i hope you can sense the ABSURD amount of energy i have. it is freaking me out. good thing i have to go relax at yoga shortly...

but i just wanted you guys to see how totally random i can be.



moving on.

awkward awesome thursday!!

awkward:

  • insinuating to my boss i think he has girly tendencies. and him getting offended. whoops. i am sorry but no, not every guy competed in ballroom dancing when he was 25. 
  • eating my lunch in front of the computer everyday. i swear i have friends.
  • how many times i have gone to the bathroom today. water will do that to you! tmi?
  • this just in: trying to 'show off' my yoga skills {in my khakis} and guess what? just ripped them. striaght up the butt. so more embarrassing than awkward. but stupid none the less. i guess that is why they make YOGA PANTS. use them kiddos. 
awesome:
  • planning my april fool's day surprise for my co-workers tomorrow. it may or may not involve me not showing up to work. 
  • all of my 'presents' coming in the mail yesterday. two pairs of work pants, jeans {i'll probably return them}, belt {so cute! but on the last hole--so i might just order another one}, bed risers {you know those plastic things you put under your bed to raise them up??}, and sorrelli earrings {also going to return--they apparently are clip on. guess i can't read} even if i have to return some of them i love getting real mail!!
  •  leaving 30 minutes early to go yogi and then party it up for a birthday party! whoop whoop.
now, that i am embarrassed, i am peacing out. good thing i have a jacket to tie around my waist. wish i had some concealer to cover this BLUSHING face. 

tomorrow is a new day. good thing. cause i need some new khakis. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

i'm too sexy...

ha yeah right.

but so do you ever feel like you are sauntering down the street and realize you are actually just walking funny because you worked out and it hurts to breathe? yeah? that is me. yesterday. and today.

come on, don't get me wrong. it hurts good. but seriously? i feel like an utter idiot walking because i can barely lift my leg to get up the stair. i guess starting with yoga 2 for the first time in 5-8 months was a brilliant bad idea.

and let me vent for a second, last night's class: just because you are a{n?--sounds weird} yoga teacher, doesn't mean you have to talk funny. don't elongate vowels. or go from high to low. just speak normal. if anything, speak more soothing. for instance don't do this:

moooooooove in TO doooooown dog. NOW fall forrrrward in TO plaaaaank.

i hope you could read it in the way it sounded.

ok, anyway, i am 2 for 2. but i am going to have to find another tuesday class to attend. i can't do that again.



gonna switch it up a bit for wednesday and participate in leigh ashley's wee bit wednesday.

btw, you should check out her etsy website. she makes some AMAZING jewelry...{again, why can't i have a hobby? i am filling this time with yoga for now. but soon...suggestions?}i just bought some cute spring earrings!





{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?
probably pick up some 5 year old on the side of the road to give them the trip. i have been to both and it doesn't excite me like it did when i was young. sad?

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?
yesterday. so my car doesn't play ipods and i like listening to cd's still. is that nerdy?? 

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?
tony's chachere's. omg. it is amazing. i put that on EVERYTHING.

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?
well if i could sing, play an instrument, or dance {all that i am terrible at} i would say something similar to dave mathews. he's a hit. and he just drinks all day. 

{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?
invention of sliced bread. so i could really relate to people when they say 'it is the next best thing to the invention of sliced bread'. i would really have clout then. 

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?
i think something to use my creativity. maybe graphic design. or advertising. 

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?
olympics. i could see every sport in one location!

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?
automatic. NO clue how to drive a manual. 

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?
do i love to speak in front of people? no. have i been told i am pretty good at it? yes. 

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?
noooo. only on tv. thankgoodness.  

Monday, March 28, 2011

what a recap.

remember how i said i was going to cause trouble with my best friend this weekend??

well mission accomplished. lindsay did a great recap on her blog. pictures to come. but you should probably check it out.

i will say that i do not recommend flying NORTH in the winter/spring months. it gets colder the more north you go. and i'd like it to get warmer. so not #WINNING. {told you i would try to add this to every post}



also, i am so excited to participate in the sweet spring swap from teaching in heels. i have been wanting to participate in one of these.


if you want to participate you have to sign up today. the more the merrier!



lastly, i am starting my preparation for vacation TODAY. {and for the rest of my life.} because i have been missing my yoga practice i am attempting to go 30 days straight. or atleast every week day. and something active on the weekend.

this is boring news but i feel like i should share it.

i would also like to share a picture of me doing a headstand by the end of these 30 days. if not, maybe just a backbend. baby steps, right?



i will leave you with a picture of the party nails lindsay and i showed off this weekend. i HIGHLY recommend the sally hansen nail art.
jealous i bet. i'd be.

Friday, March 25, 2011

From the airport.

1. I just saw Hagrid get off the plane. I wish I had a faster camera. I thought the plane was coming from nh. I guess it stopped in hogwarts first.

2. I love my kindle. I can read WHATEVER book I want and no one can judge. So what if there's a trashy love novel downloaded and at the top of my list. So. What.

3. I hate airport food. And by I hate it, I mean I want to eat all of it. It's not every day I can get a donut, burrito, five guys, and a pretzel. So what I'd I already had dinner. So. What.

That's all for now. I love airports.

friday. friday. friday. let's fill the blank.

link up with all the other blank fillers with the little things we do.  

1.   My most prized possession is   my friends. i truly love each one in their own special way. one is for the stressful times and i need to vent. one is for the sad times and i need a good cry. one {ok, most of them} are for a good laugh. i hope all of you value your friends just as much. other than this, i value my sarcastic sense of humor. it gets me through the day. no seriously. it. works.   

2.  If I could be one age for the rest of my life, I would want to be 20. i lived serious life at 20. living in my sorority house. with my besties. and not a care in the world. specifically not thinking about having a job to do...ah the good ol days.  

3.  The best way to spend a weekend is   relaxing. right now, i am picturing some beach. somewhere. corona {light} in my hand. good book {harry potter 2 currently}. with some friends/family.

4.  My outlook on life is    improving. life is 'glass half full' these days. i like being optimistic. it is much more freeing. 

5.  If you want to annoy me, just   chew with your mouth open. i have a LOT of pet peeves but this tops the list. if you can't breathe while you are eating, don't eat. that is what your nose is for. in. and out. in. and out. through the nose. get with the program. 

6.  I am completely defenseless when it comes to   frozen pizza. i try so hard. but nothing can keep me away. dammit...i guess i should just stop buying it. but i gravitate towards that aisle. dammit...

7.  When dressing for the day one should     put on whatever you want. if you want to get noticed, wear a boob shirt. if you want to just get the job done, wear something causal. if you want to go to the gym, wear some sweats. i'm all for whatever you want to wear. you know how stylish i am....sike. 

now, let me tell you about this 'situation' that happened to me today. i will say, i wish it happened yesterday so i could have added it to my 'awkward' list. because it would TOTALLY top the cake.

so let me break it down a bit. 

i manage these so called subcontractors. aka, i am their babysitters. everyday. i have to call to make sure they showed up to work. call to make sure they come tomorrow. and call to make sure they wipe their a....i mean i keep tabs on them. 

so anyway, i was driving to a meeting this afternoon and remembered i had to call one of these 'subcontractors'. well small stipulation. hands free calling only. shit. i left that at home. so speaker phone it is.

no answer. so i leave my message. do my job. feeling good about not having to have a 10 minute conversation when all it would really take is a 30 second message. #WINNING {i am going to try and add this to EVERY post...get excited}

obviously, i turn the radio back on. and by radio i mean....JUSTIN BIEBER. duh. 5 notches. {pretty loud}. maybe some singing along. 

fast forward 3 minutes and 50 seconds later, phone beeps. {fml}. message complete. {omg} 

yeah you guessed it. i left a message with justin bieber sing along. 

next step. call him back to explain on message two. 

he answers. goes like this:

sub: hey whitney. i just saw you are calling again. thought i should answer.
me: oh hey, did you listen to my message?....oh of course you didn't, i just left it. anyway, just go ahead and delete it. i needed to pass along a number to you.
s: oh, why should i delete it?
me: oh, i just left you a message with me singing justin bieber for almost 4 minutes. 
s: well then i am not deleting that. i will play it at next weeks meeting. is that cool?
me: i really wish you wouldn't.
s: well how about this: how about i just get you the latest teenbeat magazine since he is on the cover.
me: omg. that would totally make up for it. 
s: but let me ask, was it on the radio, or do you own the cd?
me: i totally own up to owning the cd.
s: i wouldn't. 

dammit. 

but i really needed that. haven't had a super funny story in a long time. worth the embarrassment. fo sho.

in other news, my gators won! 

but my bracket is shot. thanks duke, pitt, everyone else who is letting america down. think of us next time. 

heading to the airport to see tito!! pictures to come! 

{sorry for the lengthy post. but i am in a GREAT mood!}

Thursday, March 24, 2011

something in me has changed.

and it isn't for the good. i used to HATE spending money. like HATE. now, i think i have a problem. i just spent $300 in 20 minutes. wtf. who does that??

granted, it was all on sale. but still. where did this change come from? i don't like it. not. one. bit.

but you want to know what i bought?!?!
1. groupon for keratin treatment. for $175. that is a STEAL. and i promised myself if it came back on groupon i had to buy it. i was kicking myself for not getting it the last time. so....done!
2. landsend canvas is having another sale...so of course i had to partake! i got two pairs of chinos {my work attire} a belt, and a pair of dark jeans. all of $100. i think that is #WINNING. {yes, that is a hash mark. and yes, that is a charlie sheen reference}

anyway, awkward/awesome thursday is here.

awkward:

  • walking from cold outside to WARM inside numerous times a day. taking off jackets. putting on jackets. and the unfortunate task of covering the sweat that appears where you DON'T want it.{you catching my drift??}
  • driving 1 hour to a meeting with my boss. radio station selection?! hard rock. 
  • eating lunch at 11 and being hungry again at 12. should have held out. 
awesome:
  • reaching my 50 followers goal! thanks! i love knowing people read this thing....
  • tomorrow getting to see my bff tito!
  • eating a werther's original candy. mmmmm. 
  • going to get sushi with the ex-co-worker for dinner tonight. love catch up sessions!
  • counting down to my vacation. whoop whoop.
these weren't very fun. sad face. but i will work on it more for next week.

i can't wait to catch up on american idol!! i might have to stay up past my bed time tonight. 

AND my gators play tonight...soooo wish us luck!!




Wednesday, March 23, 2011

wish i was here wednesday.

really i could put a picture up of anything as long at is wasn't here at my desk. argh. 3 new problems to solve before 8:30 am. wtf. doesn't anyone do their job around here? apparently not.

{ok, i am done ranting...today}

i can talk about how TERRIBLE the tourist was last night. omg. do NOT waste your time. i got it on redbox {yes, the day it came out} and i feel asleep in it. so not worth it. i knew i should have gotten the reese/owen film. woe is me.


i can also talk about how EXCITED i am to go visit my bff tito this weekend. and how fun does this sound: prancing around in mud with a cocktail dress and rainboots on?? i mean COME ON. check out tito's post on our outfits here.

i can't freaking wait. and you should be excited for me too.

what about how great my walk to CVS was this afternoon to pick up some POP ROCKS. omg. remember these things?? they are legit. talk about a 'pick me up.' i recommend you grabbing some for yourself from your nearest closing blockbuster. sad face.

{started this at 8 am. awesome}

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

writer's block...

at work. really. but i didn't want to leave you hanging. so i will try and come up with something entertaining for the moment...

i just booked my {our} charter fishing trip for my {our} vacation!!! i am super pumped. but all the reviews talk about extreme sea-sickness. i never have gotten sick so i am not too nervous but i am going to be prepared. medicine night before. and day of.

i am currently number 1 {tied with 3 others} for the twentysomethingbloggers NCAA tourney challenge. if i win, i get a free month of advertisement on their homepage....considering i had pitt going to the final four...it's doubtful but i am hoping the other bloggers had that too....{hoping}

i looked up going to school in paris yesterday. doesn't seem too easy to make that happen. considering i already have my bachelors...anyone have any ideas? that won't cost a fortune...

i am starving. im gonna head home to get lunch. i. can't. wait.

also, my new favorite picture. it may or may not be my iphone background today...


Friday, March 18, 2011

my girls are here!!

...and I don't mean my boobies...ha. {Did your mama call your boobies your girls??--mine did...}

Anyway, I'm leaving to go pick up my Florida girls...that I haven't seen in for-ev-er {sandlot reference of course}.

Pictures to come I hope!!

Xox

{and it's 77 degrees outside. Best believe I'm wearing a dress and some jacks. Well done. Well. Done.}


- I'm on the run so this is posted using BlogPress from my iPhone. jigga wigga baby.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

i am.

awkward:

  • spilling coffee all over your grey pants. at 7 am. a full day of smelling coffee is just annoying.
  • running into a business contact in the grocery store. forgetting his name. so 'hey...you' makes for a good intro right?? {thankfully i wasn't shopping for tampons...}
  • walking across the street with a coworker and his hand accidentally grazes your butt. what do you do next?? acknowledge it? i didn't. i think that was the smart choice.
  • getting so annoyed with people on the phone that i it makes me want to stab it. 
awesome:
  • planning this weekend for two of my faves coming to visit!!! i can't wait to share this place with them!
  • leaving work at 5 everyday this week. now, i need something to do between 5 and 7. this is where the i need a hobby comes into play.
  • celebrating st. patricks day at the bar.
  • tomorrow being FRIDAY. 

i'm stylish?!

thanks to my lovely {in real life}friend jenna, i am now part of the stylish blogging award group!


With this awesome amazing blogger award, there are rules. They include:
  1. Thank the person who gave me the award, make a post and put a link back to the person.
  2. Share 7 things about myself.
  3. Pass the award to 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
 so let's start with these 7 things about me:

1. i don't know my own strength. one time, i held a {beer} can in my hand and crushed it. i wasn't even trying. can you believe that?!

2. i sleep with a sound machine. thanks to: lindsay, stacey, and jenna. but i love you for it. and so does my roommate. she's addicted now.

3. i constantly come up with hobbies i'd like to take up. currently i am thinking sewing. last week it was graphic design. two weeks ago it was building furniture. unfortunately, i am too indecisive to pick one.

3. i am the epitome of stylish at work. this is me: khakis, black top, {manly} leather belt, steel toes boots, safety vest {those bright orange ones}, safety glasses, and hard hat. if you ever find a picture of me wearing this: please destroy immediately. i will pay you money. i promise.

4. i have what i refer to as the 'cow grazing syndrome'. that means: i think the grass is always greener on the other side. i am sure you caught on to this by now. any cures??

5. i am a great friend. but, only if i really like you. if not, i will be pleasant but i won't give you anything out of my friendship basket. i cherish all my friends and couldn't live without them. but i could totally live without some people i know.

6. i give great relationship advice. {so i am told} but have yet to be in a relationship i would consider great. so i would like to thank: the notebook, he's just not that into you, my best friends wedding, etc. these have made me the therapist i am.

7. i am completely random. i think i have proved that in the last 6 items. but, ask my roommate. she doesn't even respond to things i say sometimes. just commences in an eye roll. rude.

so now that you know nothing worthwhile about me, i get to pass along to 10 bloggers that i think deserve this award!

1. a complete waste of makeup
2. there she is
3. bun&borough
4. across the pond
5. cornflake dreams.
6. this is the life
7. the list
8. .simply.girly.
9. this kind of love
10. {long distance loving}

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

i was tagged by lindsay for a little 'get to know me sesh' and here are my answers!

{one}
Favorite item of makeup
i think my bright pink blush! it is a nice addition to very pale skin!

{two}
Current Cell Phone Ring
vibrate. lame i know. but something about cell phone rings bother me. 

{three}
Go to nail polish color
OPI 'keys to my karma' it is awesome!

{four}
Most Memorable College Experience
i agree with lindsay and say anything related to an ADPi function. or all the national championships...ha

{five}
iPhone or Blackberry
iPhone...but i do miss BBM. Whatapp makes up for it though.

{six}
Go to outfit
dark jeans, black shirt, and my purple converse...unless i am dressing up. then my silver tory's!

{seven}
Ideal mate in 3 words or less
hard one...hilarious {but not more than me--kidding}, adorable {including personality}, intriguing. {i think you can tell that i don't have this person yet...}

{eight}
Favorite Drink
used to be diet coke but i broke that habit..whoop whoop for me. but now i'd say raspberry lime sparling deerpark water. 

{nine}
Who do you call first with big news
my sister. then lindsay/amanda.

{ten}
Your Horoscope
leo. i don't read them. so it's just another hoax to me. 

feel free to copy and paste into your blog...pass it on!

now on to the 30 day challenge...day 16. a picture of someone that inspires you. 

hmmmm i don't have any one particular person that inspires me. i try to get my inspiration from everyone around me so i am a well-rounded person.
{you can see i don't really have a good answer for this day--moving on}


how relaxing does this look?? get a little sun. relax the worries away. yes please.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

day 15.

day 15...a picture of something you want to do before you die. 

how awesome does this look?!?!?

i'm no daredevil but i think this would be a huge rush. my friends have done it and said it was AMAZING. have any of you done it?? please share! {mom: please no concerning comments. i'll consult my doctor before jumping}


random comment: doesn't it annoy you that people spray lysol in the public bathrooms? i mean let's just highlight that you went number 2 and it smells bad. and bad smell plus bad smelling lysol just makes me want to jump out of a window. {luckily bathrooms don't have them}


last night of pops being in town so we are utilizing the extra hour of daylight and grilling on the BBQ. i am PUMPED. burgers and potato salad. PLUS some publix cookies to top off the meal. if you don't know what publix is, please google it. you will be amazed. it is the cream of the crop {pun intended}of grocery stores. mmmmm my mouth is watering now....

Monday, March 14, 2011

day 13 and 14.

day 13 on the 30 day challenge...a picture of your favorite band or artist.

well uh...this is easy. i think you guys already know this one.
i've got a fever and the only cure is more bieber!!!

day 14 is a picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

this would be repeat of day 2, 5, 9, 10. check those posts out for the people i can't live without.



this weekend was pretty uneventful. friday night sister and i participated in a drinking competition...with ourselves. a combination of bad days and a liter of wine. i think we won. until saturday morning.

saturday we went and saw king's speech. so good! i recommend it. it isn't as boring as it sounds. i promise. i won't steer you in the wrong direction. on purpose.

yesterday we spent with the fam in town. today i took a day off to spend with my pops. so off i go!!



and thank you for all your comments! it really makes my day to know you guys read this thing called my blog. so keep them coming!

xo whit

Sunday, March 13, 2011

day 12. on the weekend.

something I LOVE. This is too easy.



Oh. My. Gosh. I can NOT love without this stuff. And the sad thing is I like it better cold. For breakfast. Lunch. And dinner. And I prefer it to delivery. The commercials don't lie.

They are on sale at cvs this week. Go out and get ya some!!

Duces. {peace--thanks p dog}

Friday, March 11, 2011

ecstasy.

come on guys, you think i was talking about the drug?? i am just so estatic that today is friday. fo reals yo. my pops is coming in this weekend and i just can't wait to see him! {and my little dog too--the only dog that actually loves me!}

so anyway, i will happily fill in the blank this friday. and you should too. find it here



1.   My biggest accomplishment in life thus far is  living on my own for the last three years. and surviving. i think anyone that can make it in the real, big world deserves a pat on the back every now and then. well done ladies. 

2.  My favorite place to sit in my house is  on the leather reclining chair in the corner. it was my FIRST real purchase in the real world. and it was awesome. 

3.  My fashion philosophy is   to not look like i just rolled out of bed. i mean i try to look good but sometimes it doesn't work. fashion is my nemesis sometimes. 

4.  Something every girl should have is     a pair of jeans that you put on and KNOW you look hot. nothing better than a great pair of jeans when you are having a bad hair day. 

5.  If you looked in my purse right now you'd find....    nothing out of the ordinary. but it is packed. wallet, keys, sunglasses, vasaline {for my lips}, chapstick, lip gloss, pen, notebook, headphones, lotion, bills, and tissues. 

6.  My favorite music right now is     a good country album. it makes me think of summer. and i could use some WARM weather. 

7.  My favorite part of my body is     my butt. ha. growing up i hated my butt. it is big. i am just now starting to like it. granted, it is decreasing in size {i think that is why i like it more} with the rest of my body {score for me!}. but i am embracing it now. 

have a lovely friday. i know i will!



i forgot to mention something i hate. for day 11 on the 30 day challenge. 

i HATE, loathe, despise mayonnaise. no one should eat it. it freaks me out. it jiggles. wiggles. makes those bumps on my already big butt bigger. i'm just saying, maybe we should consider not making it anymore...

i just threw up a little. gross. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

i'm trying to create a button...it's hard.

started at: 8PM

drew a little somethin' somethin'

update 9PM:

SUCCESS!!

i am so impressed with my skills. no seriously. i. am. talented. here is why you should be too:

i used a mac. {cut and paste is kind of hard when you don't have photoshop, printscreen, paint, etc.}
i used other blogs to figure it out. you should too. go here for the easiest directions ever.
i did all this while watching american idol. yes, ashton, you deserved to go home. adios!

so here i am, a girl standing in front of {other girls} asking {them} to love her.
-the notebook {blogger style}

i'm kind of threatening, but in a civilized way. i think you should add it to your blog. 

i think it is purty. i drew the heart myself. with my fingers. on a mouse pad. {admire}

ok, i realize i am a little full of myself. it is late {9:40PM ekk}. so goodnight. 

day 10. awkward and awesome.

rain, rain, go away. it has been raining since last night and not going to stop until tonight. grrr.



day 10. a picture of the person you do the most f'ed up stuff with.
hm. i've got a lot of those. if i had to pick one i would pick eugenia fitzgerald. {hahaha--the founder of alpha delta pi} here is her portrait. she enabled my friendships with some pretty f'ed up people...

{sorry this isn't serious. i am not in a facebook stalking mood right now}





awkward:

  • this rain induced hairstyle i have going on right now. is it straight? is it wavy? i'll never know.
  • talking to people in the bathroom. no i don't want to have a conversation with you when i am in a stall and you are in a stall. we aren't friends. we are co-workers.
  • joking around with my boss saying 'oh that'll make it MORE miserable here' ... hmmm probably could have left out the MORE part. whoops.
  • standing in LINE to return a redbox movie...for 10 minutes. clearly you know i am waiting to use the ONLY redbox in this area. mind if you hurry?!
awesome:
  • planning some ideas for my VACATION. 
  • seeing my pops this weekend! 
  • going to starbucks for a little pick-me-up at 9 AM. i love me some iced coffee and cinnamon scone. so what if i ate breakfast already. it was 4 hours ago. 
  • texting with my friend tut while watching glee. it makes me feel like we are back at the pi house...ok, maybe not. 
  • procrastinating at work. by blogging. or pretending to work. or just talking. anything i can get away with. 

tonight i shall go to bed early. well that is my plan anyway. but harry potter is getting good. and you know if i finish number one i will have to start number two. it's the way of the world my friends. way of the world.

{thursdays suck. i hope you don't stop reading because of thursdays' posts. i hope you can forgive me}

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

because i want to.

because i want to get my mind of these ************** {insert all expletives i spoke of before here} people i work with, i want to blog again today. so here is a series i have been wanting to join...


{i am not sure why the button isn't working but check out leigh ashley's blog here

wee bit wedensday.

{one} what color is your kitchen?
honestly i don't know. we have dark wood cabinets. so i think it is just white around them...i'm going to have to look tonight now. 

{two} do you have a good luck charm?
my winning personality. ha yeah right. {made you laugh right?!}

{three} do you prefer to write with a pen or pencil?
i LOVE writing with pencil. but only one kind: the one that looks like a real pencil but it's mechanical?? you know what i'm talking about...they are bomb.com.

{four} can you use chopsticks?
of course. i can't eat as much chinese/japanese food as i do and not use chopsticks.

{five} do you prefer baths or showers?
showers. baths creep me out. no, they are not relaxing to me. 

{six} what is your favorite salad dressing?
RANCH. but not on a salad. on everything else. probably balsamic vinaigrette on a salad. 

{seven} can you sing the alphabet backwards?
hell no. everytime i need to figure out what letter comes next i have to say the whole thing. 

{eight} do you have any allergies?
yes. some specific drug. hives for most of my 4th grade. {traumatizing}

{nine} crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
crunchy.

{ten} have you ever hitch hiked?
no. thought about it. but no.

i hope you have enjoyed my metal break as much as i have...

shame on me.

i'm airing my dirty laundry RIGHT here. RIGHT now. this isn't something that i am proud of but i am hoping i can control it now that you guys can hold me accountable...

i. waste. TONS. of. food.

well, not just me...my roommate too.

so last night in an effort to eat less snack food {not related to lent starting today}, i wanted to toss out all the old food from the pantry and refrigerator. well the results were ASTOUNDING. see for yourself:

the damage:



after:


wtf right?? {yes, that is a large tub of amimal crackers!!}


well i am here to change it. roommate and i decided to only buy for TWO days. this is out problem: we get so excited about making all of these great recipes from cookbooks or online that we find that we buy everything that night for the whole week. well as you know, nothing goes as planned. i work late. she works late. we would rather eat thai food. blah blah blah. so i think if we only buy for that night and maybe the next night {and lunch} then we will be golden {or at least better...fingers crossed}. that is a LOT of money just tossed out. makes me mad. but only at myself...



on a lighter note, it is day 9 on Cait's 30 day challenge...a picture of someone that has gotten you though the most.

well this is easy too...my roommate {slash} sister. we've lived together for 3 years now and have gotten through a lot up here. first, being friendless. together we have managed to find great friends and have fun doing it. so here she is...





sidenote, glee is getting weird. don't get me wrong, i LOVE gwenyth on there. BUT the sex, drugs, alcohol themes are extreme and ridiculous. i just want a normal {saved by the bell} high school show with great singing. too much to ask for?! i think not. come on ryan murph. get it together baby!




i am beat. stayed up organizing and working from home. wish i was back in my bed. {granted i also wish my bed looked like this...thanks country living for making me feel inadequate in the bedroom...ha. i'm hilarious}



{loving that i found out how to add lines on here--working on organization...}

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a picture that makes me laugh. plus life questions.

day 8 is easy peasy. thanks to this past weekend and laura's post yesterday, i give you....
i am not sure words could do it justice. i'll try: it's 10 AM.

mardi gras 2k11 was bangin. who knew st. louis had such a party??

i did forget to share what happened on sunday to me...grrr. so i finally arrive to home base and i grab my bag {the one that passed through security but that they made me check}and head out. well little did i know that the entrance mat to the airport was soaked. so as i walk out i did a 'movie fall'. you know, the one where all your things go flying up in the air and both legs come off the ground?! yeah, that was me. so after a 6 hour unnecessary layover, a hangover, and 'i'm going to have a bruise tomorrow' fall, i was ready for bed. what a day. what a day.

last nights dinner with uncle and sister was great. we went to a indian buffet...for 8 dollars....all day everyday. what?! at first i was a little skeptical since it seems sketchy to pay only 8 dollars and then expect the food to be great. well the lesson i learned {again} is never judge a book by it's cover. whew it was great! i will be back!

other than that, i have researching some schools to attend...however, the one i found last night reminded me that paying for school seems to be a problem. the days of florida bright futures and prepaid college are O-V-E-R. so i guess i really should thinking long and hard {that's what she said}about if i want to go back to school. and what i want to go to school for--still haven't picked just one...is that bad? i could be in school forever i think. as long as it wasn't hard :) so far my thoughts have been:

1. masters of business administration {the most practical for my career}
2. advertising {this was a new one last night -- i think i'd be pretty badass at this}
3. graphic design {my bffl lindsay has made me think about this one--she's amazing!}
4. nursing {yeah right. i mean i love the thought but i think i would pass out}
5. teacher {i mentioned this during the i love 'waiting for superman' post}

so the question is this: do i go with practical or fun yet not lucrative?! 


Monday, March 7, 2011

I love me some wranglers.

jeeps too but I'm really referring to the jeans. And it looks like I ahead of the curve. Look what I found in april's cosmo...



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playing catch up.

i know the point of the 30 day challenge is that i blog for 30 days....but i don't think i can fully commit to that. so i am playing catch up. here goes nothing:

day 4: a picture of my night. since this was on friday here is a picture of what i did friday afternoon/night.

went to the anheuser-busch factory in st. louis. {yes, nelly's songs were playing in my head...}


day 5: a picture of my favorite memory. this is a hard one. but i will go with this one for now:

so you know the 'bonfire that shouldn't be allowed without adult supervision'? well this is a picture for that. this sums up our night. there were barn animals involved. let's just say, things got weird.

day 6: a picture of the person you'd like to trades places with for the day. hmmm...really anyone that doesn't work. if it is just for the day, i'd say...kate middleton.

she is so freaking cute and the hottest trend right now is marrying a prince...so sign me up!

day 7: a picture of my most treasured item. i am not sure i really have that one thing that if my house was burning up that i HAD to grab. i have things that i really like having but nothing that would upset me if i lost it. {that i can atleast recall}. i have purged a lot of things since i move so often. this is kind of depressing now. i should buy something today that i can keep forever....suggestions?

whew. that was a lot for today. i should nap.

tonight sister and i are going to dinner with my uncle. we usually go to some exotic place. i am hoping for ethiopian...wish me luck. i will bring hand sanitizer don't worry.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I should be home by now...

My 40 minute layover turned to 4 hours :(

So I purchased the first three Harry Potter books. {bush's book is NOT good. I really wanted to like it. But no bueno}

You just wait for the mardi gras post coming. I have to wait for the pictures to get sent to me though...and they are incriminating. Of me. Such a good weekend!

{keep your fingers crossed my flight leaves on time}


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Friday, March 4, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday!! Whoop whoop


1. The phrase or punctuation I overuse most is usually an expletive. So I'll spare you the details but it seems to get the work done...disclaimer: use caution when using curse words at work. I work on construction. It's actually encouraged. I don't want to be responsible for you losing your job...

2. Today I am thankful for coffee. Went to bed at 11 and woke up an hour before my alarm...at 3 am. Coffee isn't strong enough. Must. Have. More.

3. My best friend is hard to pick just one. So here is a picture montage with captions...

First up: high school best girl friend. The fact that we don't have a picture together means we need to see eachother soon!!



I LOVE this girl!!

Next: best college friends a girl could ask for.



on our way to mallard--most redic bonfire anyone should be allowed on without adult supervision

Still working on college:



birthday shot. This girl is amazing!

Lastly: my two Lindsey/Lindsay



making dc bearable for me :)

This is not all of my beat friends but that could go on forever. I am nothing without them! Xo

4. A quirky thing about me is that I have NO rhythm but like to dance to all the rap songs like I'm usher. Looks good in my head.

5. This weekend I am surprising a friend. I hope she doesn't read this before I get there...if so, SURPRISE! I'm here!!

6. Something that worries me is that I will put my boots on next winter after the summer hiatus and find a snake in there! {really random but it was the first thought--thought I should share}

7. On my night stand you would find my lamp, extra converse shoe strings that I haven't found a place for, and hair tie.

Link up with Lauren and fill in your own blanks. {no copying} oh, and leave me a comment with your blog address so i can check them out!

{I'm in the airport -- please be impressed with this post}

I'll resume my 30 day challenge when I get home...xox

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