Thursday, November 29, 2012

one month from now...

...I will be on my way to New York City for new years eve.
it is crazy to even think about it.
there are so many things to do before then,
figure out what to wear/pack, lose as much weight as possible, 
grow my hair as much as possible so I don't look like a boy in a hat.. you know, super important things!

but for right now, I have to focus on things that are important in real life.
I have to pick Aaron up in 30 minutes, to take him to get another spinal injection.
his injury makes me so nervous... 
we have so many plans, traveling, adventures [skydiving!], children.
if he can barely get around now, what will happen in the future?

have a good day everyone and wish me luck!

Monday, November 26, 2012

26 in 26

I guess it is time again, for me to do something that everybody is doing...
I feel like I have been an individual for far too long now.
so as a follower, I shall now complete my 26 in 26 list.
why am I so old...

of course I don't turn 26 until December 13th [that is your second reminder, don't forget now people!]
but this will give me a little bit of a head start, you know,
in case the opportunity arises to do something to better myself [obviously!] before my birthday.
lets not pretend that some items on this list aren't going to be completely retarded or selfish, because they totally are.
if this is not the kind of list that you are looking for, go find a different list!

I suck at segways, so let's just get down to it already.

  1. be in NYC at midnight on New Years Eve
  2. visit California 
  3. visit 20 of the 50 United States
  4. finish my portfolio for grad school
  5. be accepted into the Masters in Architecture program
  6. finish all 3 studio courses for my graduate degree
  7. lose 50lbs
  8. run a 5k in under 45 minutes
  9. grow my hair out
  10. pay off all credit card debit
  11. pay off at least one of my student loans
  12. finish all of the renovation work on our house so that we can move!
  13. expand my photography skills
  14. stop swearing
  15. keep blogging consistently
  16. reach 500 followers
  17. get a job I love
  18. be a more positive person
  19. go sky diving 
  20. start a 401k
  21. do something helpful/kind for someone else without them knowing 
  22. donate plasma
  23. volunteer
  24. read and finish six books
  25. complete a scrap book for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary 
  26. go to a psychic and have my fortune told

Thursday, November 22, 2012

everyday... but mostly today

I am thankful for a lot.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating this American holiday. 
why does it always take something silly, like a holiday, to make you remember how lucky you are?
I have actually be given this post a lot of thought during my little life crisis here.
there is a ton to be thankful for, and without some of it [them] I would be probably be homeless or something.

we are all busy people today, so I will keep this brief [ha]
without further rambling, I give you my bullet points of thankfulness....

I am thankful for...

 [oh god, talk about a wide load... hit the gym Amanda!]
  • Aaron. seriously, love of my life, and currently paying for my life.  we are the exact opposites, he is never loud or stressed, never worries or gets anxiety over anything.  he keeps me calm and takes care of me, but never makes me feel like I owe him anything.  he is amazing and I am so so lucky to have him.



 [don't you just love low quality cell phone pictures? and my head in the last one.. wtf]
  • Family.what a bunch of wack-a-doodles! I couldn't go a day without these crazies. I love them so much. sure we argue... some might say a lot, but that is just called passion people! I have a great family and we would do anything for one another.



  • Kalie. oh gosh. this dog is my child, it is completely ridiculous. now that we got new furniture I have to wash her paws off every single time she comes into the house... that, my friends, is love. I can't stand to be away from her cute little face! ugh, I need to move on now.



  • Breanna. who else can I exchange ridiculous self photos with? who else will always give me inspiration regarding what to write about? who else will always listen to me freak the eff out for 7 minutes, then 3 minutes later logically talk myself out of whatever my problem was. there are really not too many people who can pick up what I am throwing down, and there are probably fewer who want to! bottom line: lost without her.

now for a few silly things that I am thankful for:

  • Taylor Swift [girl crush]
  • Iced Coffee
  • Google
  • the iPhone5
  • twitter
  • bloggy friendships. Kayla, Michelle, and Alicia I am talking about you! 
have an amazing day everybody!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

it's all going to be okay

Its Ok Thursdays

I am not yet fully recovered from the surprise of Tuesday.
even though I hated the job and dreamed of quitting everyday, its still kinda rough.
instead of neglecting you, I will do the "Its Ok" linkup, and be back tomorrow with a real post.


it's ok that...

  • I am no longer employed. [duh] I didn't like my job and now I have time to do things that I do like!
  • I haven't really done too much school stuff yet. I am focused on deep cleaning the house and it is going very well.
  • I really really really think that I am going to buy Taylor Swift tickets today. I am not collecting unemployment, therefore, I can still purchase frivolous fun things!! and hello, I have a presale code.. pretty much a sign right?!
  • we currently have no plans to cancel any of our NYC trips. I mean, why waste the freedom right?!
  • I went grocery shopping at two different places yesterday to save money! I also plan on hitting up one more location today. I am filling this house up and cooking all the time. Aaron actually got a hot lunch outta me yesterday.
  • I always buy buy buy and then go and return 90% of my purchases... I think the lighting in stores clouds my judgement?
  • I haven't used my camera in... I don't know how long... today I will change that!
  • I thanked Jesus that I got my hair and nails done before getting laid-off... 
alrighty, that is it.
I am off to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Kinko's, and a bunch of other crazy good shit!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

laid off

I guess I was right about those strange things that have been happening. I got laid off right after I published my post this morning!

Do me a favor and click on some ads ok? :)

cha ching! it is time again.

it's ticked off tuesday!!

I will have to admit it guys... by this time in the morning I am usually pretty ticked off.
however, today is a half day of work for me, 
and I have also started taking the office space approach to work, 
it is all paying off in terms of my mood.
but, since it is Tuesday, and since I love you, I will try my best to get more angry!

this week, or maybe just today, I am ticked off about:

  • personalized license plates. sure it might be because I am dumb and can't make out what they say half the time, or because I hate traffic and trying to decode your secret effing message just pisses me off. But then there is the other half of the time where it is extremely clear what the plate says, and what it says my friend, is that you are a damn idiot! 
  • word's with friends, the board game. people... this game has been around for a very long time and it's name is SCRABBLE! what. the. fuck.
  • professors who assume I know things. if you didn't teach me how to use Microsoft Excel there is a pretty decent chance that I have no idea how to use it! "Using the CORREL function correlate light vehicle sales with real GDP." I'm sorry, did you just speak to me in Chinese??!
  • when people don't say "bless you" to a person who has sneezed. what's your problem? what do you have against this person? stop being such an a-hole.
and lastly!
  • my ear infection will not go away. not because of the pain, or because of the annoying ear drops that I have to have Aaron put in there. I am ticked off that I can't wear an earbud in my left ear, which of course, is the ear that faces the annoying cackling bitches in my office. sigh. [is earbud the proper singular conversion for earbuds??]

 side notes!

  1. I am participating in a really great giveaway on Taylor's blog [The Daily Tay]. I know you are all like, hello you are always doing something on Taylor's blog. and you people are right. it might be because I like to see Harlow and it might be because she's hilarious. Hell, it might be both. Go find out for yourself and win some stuff while you are at it!
  1. [do you know how old I am? 25... I turn 26 in one month exactly, I expect gifts] my mommy is coming over tonight to help me look for independent health insurance. I am hoping to get an offer on this new job so I want to be prepared. I also want to quit daily so I should be prepared for that too. this morning some strange things also crossed my mind that made me think that maybe my time is running out here.. so I would need my own health insurance in that scenario too. perhaps the office space approach isn't working out for me like it did in the movie? too bad.. ha

Monday, November 12, 2012

to blog, or not to blog

is it wrong to blog twice in one morning?

personally, I feel that [recently] you should take my posts when you can get them!



the truth is, I love a good challenge, and when I get one that I think you guys might like two, I share!
so what do you guys think? I can only assume that the calendar is screaming, "give up meat you dumbass!!"
but that is a total commitment that I don't think I am ready for yet.
so... what can I cut out? I want to say Starbucks, because last week I had already planned on doing that,
but that feels like cheating, doesn't it?
I mean, I am eating a milky way right now... so there's that!?
I also would say red meat... but I so rarely eat it right now that it too, feels like cheating. or how about stress? haha

alright, here is what I am going with, this week I will eliminate the following from my life:
  • Starbucks - already had plans of this anyway. now I can be a little more accountable.
  • Red Meat - I started trying to eliminate this quite awhile ago. Now I rarely eat it, but I don't really try to use alternatives, I just straight don't eat it.  I would really like to try some alternatives in the meals which I still enjoy red meat in.
  • ANY meal that is not made in my own house. or you know, a family members house. not one single meal out. this is going to be an amazing challenge.
ohhh, I can't wait! next Monday, I will update you on how it went, because I know that you totally care!

I challenge you to join in, what can you cut out of your life this week?

silly weekend



I hope you all are ready for some silly silly photos.
Kayla [from My Kind of Yellow] and I were having a ridiculous email chat last week during work.
ridiculous because, who is all "oh my gosh I so so so want to wear fake eyelashes" and then never tries?
well, as it turns out, that is exactly what the two of us have been doing.
so this weekend we decided we would both try to put lashes on [first time ever] 
and then we would send each other pictures. you know, to make one another feel better about being an idiot.
so it was freaking hilarious. that shit is so hard!! 
I spent Saturday morning in front of the mirror for a good 45 minutes trying to get them on properly. 
then [as per usual] as soon as they were on and looked "ok" I got a call to come in for a second interview.

they make taking lashes off look so easy on TV... it is not easy! it hurt so bad!
in the end I did end up getting them on, and then off, but my face hurt.. 

ready to see it??
for some reason I have a shocked look on my face... horrible!
this is so embarrassing. I cannot believe I am putting this on the internet

I am just saying, crazy eyelashes and all, she is still so stinkin' cute!
and look at this girl's closet. oh. my. god.
why is her picture so much cuter than any of mine...
probably because I am lazy. yep, that is my guess.

Sunday was much less eventful for me.
Aaron and I made breakfast and while we were eating we decided we need to move.
I don't know if you can really tell,
but that is a dude laying on the ground in the yard across from ours, and two cops standing guard.
two more cops ended up showing up and taking everything away from this dude, including his belt.
probably an hour and a half later, an ambulance came and took his drunk ass away.
p.s. this started at like 11:45AM
ridiculous.
then we cleaned out the garage, watched a Denzel movie from 1998 and did laundry.
it was a great relaxing day. it also evoked feelings of:
I hate work and I don't ever want to work again.
oh well!

have an amazing Monday everybody!

Friday, November 9, 2012

killed it

nope not the dog. she's still on the good girl list.
I would be talking about my job interview!
my two hour long job interview. that I was 100% prepared for.
the drive to the office was as perfect as you could imagine.
it took my only 30 minutes, I passed 2 Starbucks locations, and the roads/traffic were lined with trees.
praises Jesus.
the office is also in close proximity to THRE Whole Foods stores.
get serious.
those are probably the only three we currently have in Michigan.
and my outfit was perfection. professional yet sassy, exactly me.
I will update you when I am updated myself.
have an amazing Friday! because I know I will be.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

my little burrito bubby

since I missed posting on Kalie's birthday [October 31st],
because I am a horrible mother
and because I woke up today and we were spooning and she was so so cute,
I decided to do a post dedicated to her precious little face.
also, she hasn't pissed in my bed in a really long time, so I feel like she needs some good girl recognition.
 this little B is the love of my life.
of course Aaron is a close second, but second nonetheless.
we got incredibly lucky when we jumped into adopting her with literally no knowledge of what we were doing.
she learned quickly, responded perfectly to treats, and listens really well.
except for COME. she will not come back if she get's free. she is an independent woman after all.
 
she has allergies, 1 million nicknames, a sensitive tummy, and a chewing addiction.
she costs me hundreds of dollars a month on nylabones and grain free food,
but I wouldn't change a thing about her.
she meets me at the door when I get home with her favorite bone, sneezing and wagging her tail, everyday!
of course I have a million more photos of her...
but these are all the ones I currently have on my iPhone, which I just got less than one month ago.
I think I may have another problem to add to my long list of issues...
I love you Bubby Tubkins.
never. ever. change.

is it really okay?

yep it totally is.



Its Ok Thursdays

it is finally Thursday, and by finally I mean, I cannot believe that it is already Thursday!
this week has been intensely busy and today can only be worse. therefore, I will linkup.
a favorite linkup of mine because it allows you to list things that are not okay & have people comfort you!
ready. set. go!

it's okay that...

  • I am taking time off of work tomorrow to go to an interview!
  • traffic court didn't go my way. it was honestly quite hypocritical of me to even go... I am always saying, "why are you going to fight that ticket... you really WERE speeding!" so in the end, I paid for my bad behavior.
  • the "Weekly" Kalie hasn't been updated in weeks because I am planning to do an entire Kalie post right after this one!
  • I am a little behind with almost everything in my life.
  • I still dream of wearing fake eyelashes but am afraid to try to put them on... I don't want to go blind, or mess up my eye shadow that I spent an hour putting on :)

this post is getting a little too I, I, I, me, me, me.
I think that it is time to wrap it up!
on to the next.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

mad. mad. mad.

did you think this was going to be a political post?

as if. [that was so Alicia Silverstone in Clueless]



I went to traffic "court" this morning.
more like trashy disgusting waiting room if you ask me.
my court docket thing said I had to be there at 8AM
I have never done this before, and I have thing against being late, so I promptly arrived 10 minutes early.
wouldn't you know it, the damn place doesn't open until 8AM. 
I had to stand outside with those people who insist on smoking next to the front door of establishments. 
so incredibly rude. blah blah wait wait
finally the douche bag state cop comes out and asks me what I want to do...
um hello, I have no fucking idea. it's not like I get speeding tickets all the time.
in fact, I have never once done this before, so how about you break it down for me.
basically he was a real dick. he told me, "We don't remove points from licenses here anymore."
and then went on about how he had in his notes that I was in the right lane passing people
[which is a lie]
the end result [when he was finished being a dick] 
was that I could have paid the stupid ticket in the first place and not missed any work. but instead, 
I sat in that shit hole for two hours, missed three hours of work, and paid that ticket 1.5 times.
I am totally buggin'


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ticked off tuesday!

happy election day/100 post day/ticked off tuesday!!

since you all are so amazing, I know that I can count on you to vote today,
right? don't let the country down! voting is the total bad ass thing to do!

I know I haven't been around much...
I've been really busy listening to the new Taylor Swift CD...?
I'm kidding.. but seriously, its so good!
it's okay because I am here now, are you ready for ticked off tuesday?!
great!!

  • I have to go to the doctor today... you know, the "special lady doctor". honestly, no matter how times I go, I will never, "get used to it" or "get over it" or "not care". it is, in fact, a big deal to me. gross. side note, my doctor is a cute little Asian lady, she makes me feel fat, but she is nothing like Mr. T... thank you, Jesus!
  • I find it extremely annoying when you wear dress pants for the first time and the pockets are sewn shut. do I cut them open, do I not cut them open.  the internal battle this gives me is just completely unnecessary.
  • I am sick and tired of my economics class and this totally strange illustrated book.. just leave the photos out, okay?
  • ladies... I know this is hard to believe, but, everybody. poops. when you spray some disgusting ass room spray over the disgusting ass smell of your poop, it. does. not. help. please don't be that girl. 

  • last week was an amazing vacation. ask me how much I wanted to come back to work. oh yeah, that would be 0%!
  • junk mail. 688 current messages. crisis counseling, bed bug defense, bosley hair, antidepressant patient, proactive, and black singles mingle. PLEASE STOP.
  • I hate that I am fat... yet I still keep eating candy. I think this probably says something negative about me.
  • the fact that I can't afford everything at lulu lemon effects me on a daily basis... also those super cute boot sock things on etsy? hello, lotto, this is when I need you the most.
  • when I say, "good morning" half the time I really just mean, "go fuck yourself". really, that just applies to one or two people though...
  •  have I mentioned that I hate my fucking job??
  • I don't want to go to traffic court either... I need to do online driving school tonight. I should have Siri remind me.
andddd that is probably enough negativity to ease you back into my blogging.
have an amazing tuesday, and GO VOTE!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

absolutely shameful...

is it really possible that I haven't blogged in over a week??
seriously embarrassing.

are you interested in hearing my excuses?
I will keep it brief. last week I was extremely busy with a combination of work and school.
I believe the busy and stress lead to me being sick this week. I haven't done much at all but lay down.
Monday and Tuesday were the worst of it. 
Kalie tried her best to take care of me, and the pot pie and t.v. all day sure didn't hurt!

I am feeling like a terrible doggy mom now on top of being sick, though. 
yesterday, Halloween, was Kalie's birthday. and what did she get? nothing.
I was unable to do anything for her... I feel so guilty!
typically she gets a million new toys and doggie carrot cake.
don't worry Bubs, your birthday will just be a little bit late this week, I promise.

I will leave you with some cute pictures of my siblings.
have a great Thursday and hopefully I will have a real update soon!
 princess, karate kid, and a lady bug