Thursday, March 31, 2011

"No matter how much you apologize... can't go back and un-dry hump someone's boyfriend."

There really is no point to this title, other than I was just watching "Big Bang Theory" and that is my all time favoritest  (is that a word? pretty sure, no) quote from this show.  And that is saying a lot, cuz its a reallllllly funny show. 

If you can't already tell, this is gonna be a random post.

1.  The song I haven't been able to get out of my head today....

A friend brought it up this morning while we were talking and its been stuck with me all day. And because of the context of the texting convo (and the friend that brought it up), I have laughed about it all day. 

2.  I'm super excited because I have a friend coming in town this weekend and staying with me!  Its going to be a fun weekend, I think.  Taryn's birthday festivities, Final Four, visiting friends...I'm pumped.  Now, if I could just figure out what to wear.  Gotta have on my Kentucky Blue, I know that much!

3. Nothing exciting is going on in my life right now, but I'm completely okay with that.  Lately the only excitement has been of the not-so-fun variety, so I'm down with boring right now.  But, its been a long week.  I'm really not thrilled with my job right now (I know, what else is new? Right?),  and I have been in a mood at work this week.  Today, I honestly got irritated because I was listening to Pandora on my phone and somebody came up to ask me a question.  I had to take my headphones out and I missed hearing one of my favorite songs.  You can't go back on Pandora, and your fav songs don't come along very often.  Yes, I know you can pause, but I didn't really have time to dig my phone out of my sweatshirt pocket to do that.  Plus, I wasn't expecting the dumb question to take so long.  (Hear that tone?  Clearly not lying about my mood)

4.  Since I know you are curious now, the song was Miranda Lambert, "Only Prettier."  Which is just a funny song.  I often think of putting it as my FB status in some form, but people who don't know me (and my sense of humor) very well, may not think its very funny.  Or that I'm just a conceited beeyah...either way, prob not a good idea.

Yeah, I have been on a little country kick lately.

5.  Right now I am watching the Grey's musical episode.  Not completely sure how I feel about this whole idea.  Are we not thinking that this is just a little bit (er, a LOT bit) on the cheesy side.  That being said, I haven't watched Grey's in years but I made sure to tune in tonight to check it out. 

6.  Update on the anti-aging routine....I really can tell a difference in my skin, which has me totally motivated.  Now I want all kinds of serums and creams.  I also really want a Clarisonic, so many of my friends and fellow bloggy buddies have been talking about these lately.  But kids, these are pricey little gadgets.  I have heard Olay makes one that is supposed to be just as good.  Thoughts?

7. Today I am very thankful that there is still some wine left over from mine and Taryn's vino date last week.  I need a glass tonight!  I've gotten to a point where I can't live without my glass at night.  I am my mother's child, that's for sure.

8.  Let's check in with Bentley and see what my lil bachelor is up to.... lie, this is him at this very moment.  He is obviously overwhelmed with excitement.  Wow, apparently my dog and I both need a life. 

Since I know all of you are also on the edge of your seats with excitement over this post, I hate to leave you...  But....that is all I have for now.  Have a great night!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday T-Lo!!

So today is one of my bestest frayynds day of birth!  Cue the birthday festivites!  (Except we are old so we will be saving said festivities for this weekend, not so much the Wednesday party-ers anymore).  This post will be devoted to the one and only Taryn :)

My favortie Taryn memories....haha  this could get pretty awesome, just sayin.

1)The time she flipped out of her lounge chair at the Raquet Club pool. 
For those that don't know...on any given summer day the RC pool is like a mini spring break.  Full to the max with fellow college kids getting their tan and swim on.  Well, it was just this crowded the day Taryn slid a little too far back in her lounge chair and flipped it up in front of her.  Being the great friends we are, I'm pretty sure Miranda and I were laughing way too hard to offer any assistance.

2) On SB '06 (always refered to as S.....B....Oh....Six) - the bath tub incident.
After a long day of sun-bathing and dancing at the Ft.Laudy clubs.....okay, okay and maybe a few too many adult beverages we had all made it back to the hotel and hit the hay.  At some point, shortly after, Taryn makes her way in to the bathroom and in to the tub.  The details are a little fuzzy at this point.  Give me a break, its been 5 years.  But fast forward to Taryn being found in about two inches of ice cold bath water at about 4am, surrounded by at least 20 bottles of shampoo, body wash, face wash, razors, etc (we had 5 girls in one bathroom) all floating around her.  When asked why she was in the bathtub she responds, in quite the accusatory tone, like one of us had put her there, "I don't know, but I'm effing cold!"

3)Other SB 06 stories that cannot be shared....Dave Barnes... publix and H creme... after shocks of a nice dinner out... mad women wantin to bong Coors light.... dancing on speakers....  "soft hands"... and oh so many more :)

4)  "I hate him!  He makes me so....weird!"  One of many reasons T-Lo deserves a "way to be there" award. Talking me off of many a (psysho-stalker-sappy-drunk) cliff!

5) When she searched endlessly for my cat Snapper after our other roomates stupid boyfriend let him out and didn't even care.  I was in California and freaking out.  Obviously another "way to be there" award.

6) Boston.  Wicked Re-Tah-ded.   Broootal.   Dye-pah Pah-ty.

7) "Whats the point? Everywhere you go has valet."  Favorite Keeneland memory...trying to valet park so we didn't have to walk far in heels.  Who knew valet at Keeneland was only for club members??  But there are lots more fun Keeneland memories.  A lot of which have to do with our drunken visits to Miranda (being a professional ER nurse in the First Aid station, where people have real problems) to ask for band aids for our high-heel blisters, or just shoot the shit about all the goings-on of our day at the track.

8)And what would I do without Taryn to teach me how to text message.  (Censored to protect the innocent, and because my mom reads this)

9)  Bathroom photo shoots.  This was okay when we were 21, (well maybe not even then) but we do it now just for old times sake.  Always a fun time.

10) and all the others.......Gambinos, 4th Street, "pull your g-string down south, oww", married men and cleavage shots, meow nights, scent shopping buddy (no small feat, trust me, I'm picky), fashion provider and mentor, many a pool day, camping, houseboats, bachelorette party scrap book making, bar wing man......the list goes on and on....

I love, love, love ya Taryn.  Thanks for being such a great friend. You are always there (and carrying a bottle of wine) when I need you!  I couldn't have made it through the last year without you (and Miranda too!) and you will never know what that means to me.  Thank you for making me go out when I don't want to, and for knowing when to make me go home, when I don't want to (another memory - NYE 2011), for always making me laugh with your inappropriate-ness, talking me through all my "he makes me weird" moments, being a private investigator (nice term for stalker) with me, and more than anything....

Thanks for being you!  Happy Birthday!  Let's go make some more funny memories :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pretty in Pink...

Happy Monday!

Why is it that Mondays are so poopy??  I don't like them one bit.  So when I got the "Orange Leaf for dinner??" text from Miranda around 5 today, that sounded like a great plan to me!  It is kind of becoming a Monday tradition.  Hey whatever it takes to get through this not-so-lovely day of the week, right?  I also got a super cute lil present from Miranda.  I loooooove palm trees.  So much so that I have one with me permanently ;)  It looks just like this one...haha.  How cute is this??

I have a small obsession lately with pink.  I am dying to paint a room pink, or get pink bedding.  Random, I know.  I have always been such a neutral colors kinda gal.  Chocolate brown is taking over my house.  But I am single and live by myself and it may be the last chance I have to have a pink room.  Plus I think it is such a warm, cozy color.  A soft pink, not hot pink or anything.  What do ya'll think?

Maybe a pink kitchen??

But the bedrooms are so pretty....

Or just pink bedding??

I'm sure this scares Miranda, since I live in her townhouse.  I would clear it through my landlord before I did anything crazy, of course ;)

I went home this past weekend for some quality time with the parentals.  You all need to know my mother, if you don't already.   She is a funny one.  Probably one of the smartest people I know.  She has like 100 different degrees, fo rizza (that means 'for real').  Buuuuuut.....she can be a little bit flighty at times.  But I honestly think the world is such a sweeter, more fun place through her eyes.  For instance, she has facebook and loves it.  She's addicted.  But, she doesn't really get how it works.  She thinks that when people update their status they are sending her a direct message.  This is cause for lots of excitement when "friends" like John Calipari, head coach of the UK basketball team, makes a status update.  Twice this weekend I heard about how "Coach Cal just sent me a message that says....".   God love it.

Speaking of Coach Cal....

UK is going to the Final Four!! 
We play UConn on Saturday and if we win that game we will play the winner of VCU/Butler on Monday for the National Championship!  I'm so excited and proud to be a Wildcat and UK alum!

This was Coach Cal right before he grabbed Liggins and gave him a huge kiss on the cheek, haha.

And we Kentucky folk are not the only people that know our team is badass.  Jay Z happens to be pretty fond of them too. Here he his kickin it in the locker room with the guys after the big win.

And of course we know how to welcome our team back.  This is the madness that was the Bluegrass Airport when the team landed back in Lex.  This is so awesome.  I love that all the guys on the team are just as excited and taking just as many pictures of all the fans. Welcome Back CATS!  (The only way I could get the actual news footage was with a link, its not on YouTube yet.  The only videos on YouTube were from people's phones and kinda crazy.  This is much better.)

On another note....Can we talk about this show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" for just a second....Oh. Ma. Word. First of all...Are they for serious??  This is not how teenagers talk.  IS IT?  It has been a hot minute since I was a teen, so maybe I just don't know, but either way, this show is RE-DIC-U-LOUS.  Annnnnd I can't stop watching it.  What is wrong with me??

*If you are reading this, please follow me!  And comment.  I have tried to hint around to ask for this, but subtlety doesn't seem to be working.  I keep hearing about all kinds of people (friends of friends, family, sister's friends) that are reading and enjoying, but you are not following me.  If you read me, and like me, follow me!  Thanks so much :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday :)

This is my first time participating in "What I'm Loving Wednesday."  So, here goes nothin....

1)  Wednesday is my favorite TV night....Modern Family, Better Together (currently on a break) and CougarTown (also on a break) and my newest fav...Off the Map!  I think this show is amazing!  Who's with me??

2)  Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt....this just happens to be what I had for dinner tonight (thats a great idea for my diet).  Its a self serve frozen yogurt place with tons of different flavors, and a topping buffett with everything you could imagine.  Fruit, candy, candy bar pieces, oatmeal creme cookies, fruity pebbles and cinnamon toast crunch...literally everything you could imagine.  My fav combos so far are cheescake yogurt with strawberries and kiwi or peanut butter yogurt with bananas or butterfinger pieces.   Hello my name is "fat kid"

3)  After eating Orange Leaf for dinner I ate my weight in these little guys while watching my shows.  They are delish. 

4) These are my current obsession.  I want a pair so bad!  One of my fav friends, Heather,  owns Mod Boutique here in Lex and they sale them.   Hmmm....which color??  I'm thinking navy??  maybe green?? but the red would be so cute for a lil pop of color too. 

5)  Watched "Burlesque" this past weekend and looooooved it!  So good.  Def a chick flick.  And Cam Gigandet is totally gorgey in it....which brings me to my next point...

6)  While talking about celebrity crushes the other day at work, we came to the realization that I definitely have a type.  Boyish looks, small-ish frames, if you ran into one of these guys in real life and they weren't celebs you might think they were even a little dorky, maybe... Thats hard for me to even say cuz....DOUBT IT, but thats what the girls I work with said are my celeb crushes I'm loving right now...
but they kind of have similar looks....and apparently I have a thing for facial hair??  Who knew?  So, if any of you have any single guy friends that fit this 'look', hook a sister up!

7) I am also loving getting new followers and when ya'll comment on my post!!  Come on, don't leave a girl hanging.  Show me some love or tell me I'm cray cray...just talk to me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trained Assassin

Apparently my sweet little angel cherub from the Lord is also a stealthy killer.....Who knew??

Today in Lexington it is beautiful.  80 degrees, sun shining, awesome day.  So Taryn and I decided that meant we were obligated to sit on my patio and drink some vino.  Not quite a 'Tour deFranzia' night, just a glass (or maybe dos glasses).  So we are sitting on my patio enjoying the lovely evening, eating some sushi and shrimp cocktail and enjoying our tasty Sauvignon Blanc, with Bentley.  So relaxing, so quiet, and calm......when all of a sudden Bent runs to the fence and we can see something scurrying underneath.  Its a privacy fence so we can't see the other side, but at one point it is four or five inches above the ground, so we can see under.  Then out of no where a huge opossum runs under the fence on to my patio.  Within seconds, Bentley, my sweet little angel cherub from the Lord (I will keep repeating this lest you forget this about him after hearing this story) has him cornered, grabs him in his mouth by its neck, two or three quick jerks and shakes of his head and opossum goes limp.  Meanwhile, the whole time I'm yelling at Bentley, "Drop It!" (his command that he usually obeys like a little soldier, not so much this time) because I'm worried that this little rodent will bite him or hurt him somehow.  Not so much, opossum didn't stand a chance against my trained killer (er, I mean, sweet little angel cherub from the Lord).  Taryn and I quickly gather our things (after we step down from the patio chairs we are currently perched on top of) and head inside with Bentley.  Thats about the time opossum rolls over and crawls slowly under the grill, where he stayed the rest of the night. 

And yes, this is the point when I call my dad and ask all the appropriate questions...
1)  Is Bentley going to die from having this nasty thing in his mouth?
2)  Is this opossum going to run after me and kill me if I go outside to get the rest of our stuff (mostly "chicken" Bentley's absolute favorite toy.  He was worried the opossum was going to steal it)?
3)  Should I ever go out on my patio again?
4)  If they "play opossum" how will I ever know if he is dead?
5)  And of course, if he dies on my patio, will you make the hour and a half trip up here to dispose of his gross nasty lifeless rodent body?

I'm afraid that Bentley seriously injured him, but I really hope he is alive because Lord knows I do not want  his rodent carcas laying on my patio if he dies out there.  I just hope he finds his way out, the same way he got in.  Needless to say, I will be finding a way to block said hole in fence. 

On a lighter, but fatter, note....

Taryn also brought Cannoli, which is one of my MOST fav things in the world.  Delish.  But don't worry, we enjoyed those INSIDE, at the table, with a glass of vino.....Of course.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The funny (and NOT so funny) parts of my not so good day...

Disclaimer:  This is long, but it had to be to get the full effect. I tried to keep it as short as possible. I apologize...

At 11:03 pm last night I sent my sister a text that said "I really don't wanna go to work tomorrow..."  Well, I should have gone with my gut on this one.  I should have stayed home....

Back up to almost a year ago....the short story...
Dated a guy for three + years.  We worked together at the same gym where we both still work (not nearly as much fun as I'm sure it sounds).  Fast forward through some fidelity issues...(just to make the situation even more fun these "issues" just happened to be with some girls that are members of the gym.  Did I mention we both still work there.  Yes? okay, just making sure.)....and relationship ended.  Even though it has been a while now, there are still some weird/awkward/hard days.  Now he is dating another girl (oh yes, don't you worry, she is, of course, also a member of the gym) and I have to see unfold in front of me, every day of my life.  For those of you that don't know me this may sound like I'm not over him.  That is HONESTLY not the case.  (Those that know me well KNOW that is not the case)  I realize that it was not a good relationship, with someone that does not even come close to what I want in a boyfriend/future husband/future-father-of-my-children.  And it was actually a blessing, the huge bullet that I dodged. But that still doesn't make it any easier to work in this environment.  The worst part is that I constantly feel kind of betrayed by the people I work with.  I know, I know...that probably sounds kind of selfish but I can't help it.  Constantly seeing people that I work with (and consider my friends) make comments about the two of them on facebook, or "like"-ing pictures of the two of them together, or "like"-ing her statuses about nice things he has done for her.....Its just not a healthy environment for me.  Another reason why I need a new job STAT!!  Last night I found out through facebook that I had been left out of some get-togethers this weekend that they both got envited to and it just made me feel bad. Everybody going out to dinner, drinking and hanging out at our boss' house, etc.  And I'm sure I didn't get envited because people thought it would be awkward or hard for me to be there, and I guess I get that.  But it seems like I'm the one who usually gets left out and that stinks.  So, the thought of going to work today made me wanna hurl. 
I clearly should have gone with my gut.  Here is how my day went...

Get to work, make it through the first few hours then decided to leave to get some lunch.  I had a bunch of other errands to run for the gym so I head to the bank, MaxMuscle and Target.  As I'm leaving Target I'm attempting to turn left at the same time a lady across from me is waiting to turn right.  It is clear both ways and I figure it will take me longer to cross the lanes of traffic than it will for her to simply turn right so I go ahead.  I guess me going made her nervous, so she didn't go.  So I stop at the median and motion for her to pull out ahead of me.  She does.  No big deal right? Wrong.  I pull into my lane and realize she has manuevered so that she could get  behind me.  We get stopped at a light.  As I'm waiting for the light I see she has gotten out of her car and is walking to my door.  I think she needs directions or something, so I roll my window down.  This is the conversation that follows....

Lady: "Umm, did you just give me the finger back there??"
Me:  (so confused at this point) "No, I motioned (I act out the "motion") for you to go ahead if that is what you mean??
Lady:  "It was my turn, I don't need some little white girl to tell me when I can turn."

At this point, I'm no longer confused, I'm pissed.  I give her a look that I'm assuming probably looked like a mix of  'you are the dumbest person I have ever seen' and 'you have no idea the mood I am in today and you have clearly F'ed with the wrong girl' and respond...

Me: "Are you kidding me??  Who do you think you are??  Get out of my face and take that ghetto attitude back to Ohio."  (she had Ohio plates-I'm usually not so trashy but I was in a bd mood)
Brooke - this reminded me of a certain little episode in front of our house on Sherard Circle.  You remember??
I roll my window up, continue through the light and carry on with my day.....For approximately a minute and a half... then this happened....

Sitting at another light behind a white car in a right hand turning lane, we have a green light.  White car starts to go so I start to go, white car stops so I stop.  I'm looking straight in front of me the whole time.  I'm so confused about why she is stopped and not moving through the green light when her parking lights come on and she steps out of the car.  WTF???  She walks to the back of her car, walks in between our two cars checking everything out.  I roll my window down.  "Did we hit??", I ask.  She walks to my window.  "um yeah you just ran into me and if you hadn't been on your phone maybe you would have noticed."

You have got to be kidding me. 

Me:  "I was not on my phone."  (It was no where near my person at the time of this "accident")
Her:  "yes you were, I saw you with it in your hand in my mirror.  You were too busy playing with it and not paying attention to what you were doing."
Me:  Ma'am I swear I was not on my phone.
Her: Well maybe you were drinking out of that bottle (pointing to my Liter bottle of water in my console, clearly a Liter bottle of water and an iPhone are similar in size and shape and easily confused from a rear view mirror.  However, irrelevant since I wasn't drinking water either!)  either way, you weren't paying attention to what you were doing."

While this convo is taking place, her approx 13 year old daughter is on the phone with the police walking around my car saying "Green Toyota Camry, do you need her plates?  I think she was just gonna drive off..."

back to the lady...

Her: "Well there isn't any damage, not that I notice now anyway..."  (Cuz that stuff has a way of magically appearing hours later??)  but she's already called the police so we will have to wait now."

about 15 minutes in to the wait she walks back up to my window...

Her: handing me a pen and paper "go ahead and write down your driver's license number and insurance info."
Me: "the cop will take care of that when he gets here."
Her:  "well, we could wait for him all day and we are blocking traffic..." (now she thinks about that)
Me:  "well, since you already called and reported it, we can't just drive off now so we have to wait for him to get here."

fast forward about an hour....cop shows up....

Cop: "anybody hurt??"  "No" Any damages??" "No".  "you know you don't have to report it if there are no injuries or damages, right?"

Well, some of us do, but there are apparently some dumbasses out there that don't and get 911 dialed like it was a drive by shooting or something before they even check to see if there is a reason for us to hold up traffic and sit in our cars for an hour and a half waiting for the police....Then she didn't want to do the police report but still wanted my insurance info.  Doubt it lady!  So, we had to make the cop file a police report for nothing, which I'm sure he was pumped about.  But I wasn't about to give this crazy lady my info and have her come down with whiplash or thousands of dollars in damages sometime in the next few days without any proof. 

I am still 99.9% positive I never even hit the lady...

So now that is over, I head back to work.  Leave work around 7, dinner with Miranda, things are looking up.  Get home, take Bentley out and we walk to the mailbox.  In the mail I have another little surprise.  A little note from the KY dept of treasury that says.  "Dear Whitney, you know that ~$1000 refund you thought you were getting??  Just kidding!  We took it and paid taxes that you owed from 20 years ago that we haven't said anything about or made any attempt to collect from you before now.  Hope thats okay, but even if its not, we don't care cuz we are the IRS and we don't have to."  I may have paraphrased a little.

Clearly it is not my day.

I don't want this to be all bad and sad, so I'm gonna leave you with a happy, feel good song and some pictues of me and my awesome friends and family!  Enjoy :)

  This is the song playing in "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" when they are running around Santorini, Greece, and  I want to go there so bad.  Its my dream.  I think it will be my happy place.  I obsessively look at pictures and travel books about it all the time.  This song always takes me there, even if its not for real.

Celebrating New Year's Eve 2011

Girls trip to Boston ;)

Brooke - I mentioned her today and here , so I had to introduce you to her too ;)

My bestest and longest friend Aaron, because he is becoming a daddy to baby Charlie probably as we speak.  Every one please pray that every thing goes well for Aaron and Katie and little Charlie nugget.

Me and my sister Jamie and my Momma :)

All of us, including my brother and Dad.  When I called my Dad tonight crying about the tax story he said "I would do anything to fix it for you if I could." And I don't doubt that for a second.   I love my parents!

And no post would be complete without checking in on the Booger boy.  Here he is getting some sunshine!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Poor Boogey Man

For those of you who don't know this already, my sweet little angel fur-baby has some food issues.

Yes, this little angel cherub!

(He is straight from Jesus. God love him.)

He has pretty severe food allergies.  After he eats something he can't tolerate his little face swells up and itches so he runs around the house aggressively rubbing his face on everything (couches, carpet, walls...), his skin breaks out in little bumps, and it causes chronic ear infections.  Saddest. Thing. You. Have. Ever. Seen.  For serious. We have spent the last year (really longer) researching and trying new foods.  Problem is, we don't know exactly what he is allergic to.  The common causes are chicken (and all chicken by-products), beef, dairy, wheat, corn, and gluten.  Yes.  I'm serious.  We have tried hypo-allergenic food, limited ingredient foods, and even cooking for him myself (grass fed beef, with organic babyfood veggies and fruit).  So far no success.  The limited ingredient food worked for a while, then not so much... cooking caused digestive issues... no luck. 

So today I went to IncrediPet to investigate some more foods.  The staff there is really knowledgeable.  Waaaay more so than PetSmart.  And their foods are much higher quality.  After over an hour of reading dog food ingredient labels and talking with an employee that had a lot of experience in this field.....we picked out a new food.  The new food is "fish and sweet potato" and that is the only ingredients!  Hopefully this works. 

Here it is!  This is a $16 bag of food. 

And he can't have any treats either.  We were doing peanut butter but I was told to stop that, at least until we narrow down the allergy.  So for a "treat" he now gets the canned version of the same food in his KONG, frozen.  It looks and smells like sweet potato casserole....with fish in it. 

Yummy :)

Wish us luck.  Its been a hard, long, expensive road.  But nothing is too much for the love of my life :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Case of the Muuundays....

Why is it that Mondays are just really not fun days??  I went to sleep last night kind of excited about this week.  Not really sure why.  Probably cuz I had such a lazy, kind of boring weekend, so I was just happy to have something to do!

I had a job interview this morning.  It all happened pretty fast really.  I applied online late the other night, got an e-mail the next morning asking me to come in for an interview.  I usually feel pretty confident with my interviewing skills.  I don't really get nervous, I'm not easily intimidated, and I can talk to a brick wall.  I've had quite a few interviews over the last year, and I usually leave feeling pretty confident.  Even when I don't get the job, I usually get positive feedback about the interview. 



I think I am at a point where I have gotten SO desperate to have a job that maybe I just buckled under the pressure.  Well, I definitely buckled.  I don't want to bore you all with the details, I'll just say it was bad.  What happened to me today??  I still don't get it.  The worst part is it is such an awesome job, and awesome opportunity.  Oh well.  Looks like I'll be spending a little more time in the world of the unemployed (well, semi unemployed).  I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm obviously not expecting to hear any good news.

Needless to say, my week is not off to a great start.  But I am determined to turn it around.  It can only go up from here, right?

Right now, I am watching the Bachelor.  I haven't really been watching this season, but I have watched the last few episodes.  I really like this guy.  I think he is pretty genuine.  And that was probably the sweetest final rose/proposal in Bachelor history.  But, I am easily fooled.  I fall for it every season.  Hey, maybe I should go on the Bachelor????  hahaha

I gotta get back to my reality TV escape from real life now....Lets all have a great week!  Sounds like a plan to me, after all I get to come home to this sweet angel baby face everyday.  Now that is something to smile about :)

Just some updates....

Weekend is 

I had a very lazy weekend.  My Momma came up Friday night and stayed with me.  We just lounged around and ran errands.  Introduced her to Orange Leaf, she's obsessed too....of course. My newest combo of choice is the cheescake yogurt with fresh strawberries and kiwi.  Yum!  There is one opening pretty much right next door to me.  This is going to be bad news bears for the ole diet! 

You all will be happy to hear that I bought my first anti-aging skin care product!  Nothing fancy, just some Olay firming night cream.  This stuff is expensive.  I'm all for some plastic surgery.  Dear jeebus, I hope I am rich enough in the future to afford to be able to make up for all my bad skin decisions earlier in life.  This girls seen a whoooooole bunch of tanning beds in her day.  I've since smartened up and started spray tanning (or just embracing my pale-ness), don't you fret. 

I got the best surprise ever in the mail on Saturday.  One of my best friends Brooke (college roomate for like 7 years-now lives in Savannah) sent me the OPI nail polish that I have been wanting!!  I was so excited!  It was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.  I may have teared up a little when I opened it. 

Isn't it pretty?? I love it. 

I applied to a bunch of jobs this weekend.  All over the country, including Alaska (it could be a cool place to live, ya never know), Savannah (with some encouragement from Brooke), and of course good ole Kentucky.  We will see how that goes.  I have a "meeting" tomorrow.  I'll keep ya'll posted on all that.

I puppy-sat Riley for Miranda this weekend.  I forgot what it was like to have a puppy in the house.    Everything is a toy!  and I mean everything.  Remotes, phones, mail, magazines, couch cushions, blankets, cotton balls, electrical cords.... It all came back to me pretty quickly.  We had fun tho.  She is such a sweet baby.  And I'm pretty sure Bentley will sleep for the next week.  He's lazy and not at all used to that much playing.  They had a big time together, non stop.

Pooped from lots and lots and lots of playing...sweet angel babies

Best part of the weekend....UK won the SEC tournament!!!  Way to go CATS!  On to the NCAA tournament.  I wish I had been in CATlanta to cheer on my cats with everybody.

Thats all I have for now.  I'm heading to bed.  Ready to start another great week.  Happy Monday everybody!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Anti-aging, hairspray, and housewives...

Today I decided it’s time (past time, really) to start my anti-aging skin care routine.  I’m currently pretty low maintenance in the skin care department.  I usually use just the classic Dove beauty bar or some kind of Aveeno face wash.  I just recently got in the habit of washing my face before bed (I can already see the face my sister is making while reading this – I know, I know…but at least I’m doing it now!).  I use moisturizer everyday but it’s nothing fancy….no night creams, eye creams, or serums of any kind.  Well, today while Ulta-ing (NO tears this time!) I decided it is time to get my anti-aging act together!  (I also learned that keeping your youthful skin is ex-payyynsive! Oh ma Lord!)  I’ll keep you posted on this new endeavor, wish me luck….and all suggestions welcome!
Last night we went out to celebrate Miranda and Brian’s engagement.  We had a good time.  But I really started to think about how unhappy I am in Lexington.  I have always wanted to move, but always found some reason to chicken out before I ever did.  But I think it may be time.  I’m in a weird place right now.  I love my friends, and I love knowing they are just around the corner, but sometimes I just think my life is going in a completely different direction than theirs and that is hard.  I should clarify – the different direction is that theirs seem to be headed in some sort of direction (marriage, career, relationships, mortgages, etc) and I currently have no direction.  I feel like I am just floating around waiting for something to happen, that is just NOT happening.   I know I need to MAKE things happen, but I feel like I’m doing all of the wrong things.  I also know that this is the only time in my life when I will be able to be 100% selfish.  If I don’t do it now, I may not have the chance again.  I’ve just been thinking about it a lot lately.  But who knows??  I would probably just chicken out again anyway.  And it would be reallllllly hard to leave my babies.

Other things I learned this weekend…
1) Bellinis makes a really good NorCal margarita.  I’ve always called it a NorCal, some people call it a skinny margarita.  But it is just tequila, soda water, and lime juice.  It’s super good.  That was our drink of choice last night.  Plus it was in a fun glass.  It’s the little things…

2) Girl scout cookies will and do, go straight to your hiney.  There is a reason you can only get these little devils once a year.  I was trying to be a good Aunt and help out my first born little Monkey, so I bought seven boxes.  Yes, se-ven.  I have a weakness for Samoas and peanut butter patties.  Good news is I’ve already finished off three boxes so….. (insert sarcasm here).  I’m throwing the others away –promise.   I think Girl Scout cookies could hands down be the reason for the obesity epidemic in America.
3)  Hair does not hold curl without hairspray.  I don’t really think that this needs any further explanation but…. I’m new to the hair curling thing.  I was a compulsive flat iron-er, but now that my hair is a lot longer I feel a little too TPT (trailor park trashy) when it is just long and straight, so I’ve started trying to curl it.  I’m going for the “Lauren Conrad beachy waves” (as Miranda calls it).  I haven’t mastered that yet, but I’m learning.  I quickly figured out that hair spray is crucial.  So, I had to purchase hairspray.  I think this is honestly the first time I have ever purchased hairspray.  Sad, I know.

I give you "Lauren Conrad Beachy waves":

How amazing is her hair??

Okay, that’s all I have for now.  Its time for another one of my TV guilty pleasures, the Real Housewives of Orange County season premiere!  So I  Bye Lovlies!

Song of the day!!  I know its Sunday night, not Sunday morning but this is just a "feel good" song, and I've been rocking out to it today, so I thought I would share!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The one where I cried at Ulta....

Okay, so in order to tell this story properly I need to back up a little....

I have been looking for a job for a pretty rediculous amount of time now.  I would like to find a job that I actually need (and maybe even get to use) my degree.  See, I'm one of thos people who chose my degree for all of the wrong reasons.  I have a Mass Communications degree because I wanted to do advertising and write press releases and speeches and get paid to talk to people, and for people.  I love my degree.  I loved the classes I had to take to get my degree. 

Yep, all of the wrong reasons. 

If I had it to do over again my choice would be "reason free from passion."  (I took some liberties with Aristotle here, I don't think he will mind)  I would go into nursing or teaching or some other trade where you are almost guarenteed a job when you graduate.  But, I digress.... 

Back to today....

I work part time, yes PART time, at a gym.  I actually really like my job, but it just doesn't cut the mustard if you are picking up what I'm laying down.   Funds are low, to put it mildly, and my life in general is just not where I expected it to be at 28 years old.  I'm not really sure how much longer I can continue like this, and at the same time, I'm kind of impressed with myself for making it this long.  Every month that the bills actually get paid and I manage to have food to eat, I give myself a giant pat on the back.  And I thank God, because simple math clearly shows that He must be involved. 

Okay. Pitty party over. 

The point to all of that....  I used to be super obsessed with make-up and hair products and all things of the sort.  I still get made fun of for the days when I went to the mall before every night out, to buy something new to wear, and then IMMEDIATELY took my happy lil ass to the MAC counter to buy matching (yes, matching) eye shadow.  I didn't own make-up that wasn't MAC.  I still have the MAC staples but it is now mixed with a whooooooole bunch of drug store make-up. 

There is a pretty little gem from OPI that I have been coveting for a couple of weeks now.  Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection. 

I had decided that since yesterday was pay day, I was going to treat myself.  Yes, I had to plan out my $7 nail polish purchase two weeks in advance.  Annnnnny way.....  I got off work last night and immediately drove to Ulta to pick up my new little friend.  I was pumped!  I walked in the store, marched straight to the back where the OPI stuff is and looked......and looked.....and looked.  Yes! There it is, the Katy Perry collection! Teenage Dream.  Thats okay, they have this stuff in a million different places throughout the store, I'll keep looking.   Nope.  No such luck.  I even asked a worker.  To say I was dissappointed puts it mildly.  I was sad.  Then I wasted a little more time playing in the make-up.  That always makes me feel better.  Not last night.  Last night it was just a brutal reminder that I was no longer a fancy make-up purchaser.   (I admit, kind of dramatic.  I was feeling a little sorry for myself.)  Thats when I felt it.  The lump in my throat.  Eyes starting to water....  Oh no!  How fast can I run out of the door without looking like I had just stolen something??  I quickly collected myself just long enough to make it to my car and then I sat in the parking lot and cried.  Over nail polish.  Yep, new low for me. 

Then (may I add)  I called my mom and sister, neither of which answered,  (Thanks ladies. Way to be there.) collected myself and drove home.  Just one of those days, I guess.  They happen to everybody.  In a way, I'm thankful for these times.  These times are my job hunting motivation.  And I know that they are the times I will laugh about when the day finally (finally) comes that I have a job.  Some day (hopefully very soon), I will look back on this and think it is really funny.  Its already pretty funny today, actually.  And Lord knows, I will never take MAC make up or a simple nail polish purchase for granted. 

On a lighter, side note:
When I walked in to ULTA last night the greeter, who was easily 5-6 years younger than me, asked me if I had an appointment.  "An appointment for...??"  I responded.  Her response, "Prom Preview."  (Thats where high school girls can come in and have their hair and make-up done as a trial run for their prom.)  So, clearly, I look like a 17 year old, high school girl. 
So there's always that.