long time

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have accomplished a lot of goals.

I have taken a break from socializing with friends, stepped back from the blogging world and focused on family time/Mister time. It was needed, wanted and perfect.

I have found a great firm to begin the journey of a career. I love my boss. I love my co-workers. It feels right.

Through it all, I realized what I was “missing,” what just did not “feel” right. I tried too hard to put effort into something I was not completely in sync with. I made a switch that most people do not do. I am going from a blog to a tumblr, as oppposed to going from a tumblr to a blog. Oh well, I have never been “ordinary.” (case in point: described my blackberry’s symptoms to the AT&T guy as “similar to the photo fading away in Back to the Future.” He laughed at me, but completely understood what I meant.)

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my blog?

July 30, 2011 § 3 Comments

photo by katie

I have spoken about why I blog before, but now it has been brought to my attention some people do not feel that my blog is authentic. This was brought up in casual conversation because the person which addressed this “concern”  knows very private details of my life. Private details of my life that I vowed to NEVER, EVER mention on my blog for many reasons.

Although this is a personal blog, and for the most part I share every detail of my life, my relationship is something that I never wanted completely out in the open. Why? Well, I have several reasons. For one, I do not think that my fights between the Mister and I need to be showcased on my blog. The fights we have stem from a very long and complicated past that is not easy to explain in one or two posts. Second, I respect my relationship. I respect my relationship on such a strong level that I do not want to actually say his name on this blog, hence I refer to him as “Mister.” There are things he might not be okay with me posting on my blog…private fights or details that are not allowed for the general public. They are for us. Finally, I do not want to put all the ugly, nasty details on my blog. I want my blog to be positive. I want my blog to be filled with good memories I will be able to reflect on later in my years.

Whether someone is happy with what I put on my blog or not is frankly none of their concern. This is my little space on the internet, not for anyone else. If I want to only include happy things in my life and not let everyone read about my disappointments or anger, than that is my right. I do not want people to come to my blog to read about what drama happened this day at work, with my friends or in my relationship. I want people to come here to read about me, read about things that make me happy, inspire me, challenge me or just what I have been up to. If you have a problem with it, do not read it. It won’t hurt my feelings.

big time fail

June 11, 2011 § 4 Comments

Sometime ago, I created a list of “24 things before 24.” I wanted to give you a little update on where I stand with this. I must say, after reviewing this, I realize that I am not doing so well on meeting some of these goals. I suppose school did take up a lot of my time, so some of these goals had to be pushed aside, but I am still disappointed in myself. I figure if I post this here again, it forces me to get down to business. Hold me accountable guys because right now it is all kinds of sad faces because I am failing.

  1.  find a full-time job
  2. create a business off of my crafts
  3. move into a new apartment (post regarding this coming soon)
  4. buy a new camera. slr preferably (although I did not get an SLR, my Mister did gift me with a new camera)
  5. learn to crochet
  6. take a monthly self-portrait for a solid year (5/12)
  7. go to the deep Midwest
  8. finish ten books that are on my “books to read before I die” list (2/10…reviews coming soon of the two I read already)
  9. go to Nashville
  10. send ten care packages to friends that do not live near me (7/10…I need 3 more so if you want a care package, email me your address and we can become pen-pals/care package buddies)
  11. camp for three nights
  12. plan a party for a friend/family member (helped my mother and father plan Drew and Tiff’s baby shower for Porter)
  13. make dinner for my parents at my house
  14. take photos of my nephew (I do this every single time I see my Porter, so I am succeeding with this goal.)
  15. visit my aunt Wilma for a week
  16. take a cooking class
  17. sew a dress
  18. finish my collection of short stories (To be fair, my writing hero Junot Diaz took 11 years to write his masterpiece, so if I can get one more short story written then I am happy.)
  19. take a road trip
  20. grow my own veggies
  21. make sure I write about each of these goals (I think I have, but I need to go back in the archives and make sure I have written about some of them.)
  22. knit a blanket
  23. watch every episode of Law and Order…this is going to be a hard one. (I think I need to begin watching Law and Order to get through all 20 seasons.)
  24. get baptized

On another note, I am hoping to get all caught up today on weekend photo editing, blog post, things that need to be done around my house and all that jazz. With the power going out for hours a week ago because of storms, spending time with Andi before she travels the world again, going into work at 645am for the week…I am a little behind on everything. Bare with me friends! (Sidenote: Anyone seen that South Park where they say, “I’m not your friend, pal.” “I’m not your pal, buddy.” “I’m not your buddy, friend.”? Every time I say friend, the Mister goes into this saying. So now whenever I say friend or write it and he is not around, I do the whole saying in my mind too.)

wednesday wants: glasses

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Confession: You can call me four-eyes because I got ’em glasses.Yes, I always look that happy and pretty when I wear my glasses. Also, it is hard to keep up all my modeling gigs with that face of mine.

In all seriousness, about three years ago whenever I would read longer than ten minutes, I would have to stop because of a terrible headache. My mom told me I had to go get my eyes checked. This started a mini-blow up in my mom’s face. I am talking I went from a 20 year-old lady to a 2 year-old throwing a tantrum. 20/15 was always my vision. So I never bothered to get my eyes checked up regularly; my mother never bothered to take me because I would freak out when they tried to blast that “air” in my eye. (I have a theory on this “air” getting shot in your eye…) She must have been pretty embarrassed. Haha. Well skip on forward to 15 years later, and I still freaked out about that air test. In all fairness, I did warn the nurse and eye doctor that I do not handle things shooting at my eye very well.

The doctor told me I wore my eyes out. WTF right? Turns out, if you read a larger amount than what the doctor called normal, (my average at that time because of school and work was about 20 hours of small printed words per week and 25 hours on a computer screen) you can burn your eyes out. My eyes are about double my age, and I have astigmatism. Since I have not had my eyes checked since that horrid day, it is time I get my eyes checked and new glasses. Here are some styles I am thinking about.

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oh geeze

May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well, like a lot of the Midwest, I have been plagued with storms this weekend and will continue to get them this week. It has messed up my internet connection and will cause the normal scheduled posts to be off by a day. Oh Mother Nature. However, I did have two beautiful days this weekend of sunshine basking on my skin. Yesterday was glorious outside during the day while I was stuck in my office. After work though, I had a long converstation with Alyson about how the lack of clean clothes in my house trumps my ability to go lay out with her, I found the skies becoming black not even half an hour after I got of the phone with her. A storm was coming and coming fast.

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Typically I do not mind storms so I was not that shaken up about it. Until, the weather channel decided to interrupt my beloved Judge Judy. This does not settle well for me. There are a few little things you need to know: do not ever, ever mess with my TV programming, especially “Judge Judy” and “Law and Order,” I need constant background noise/white noise and finally, I hate doing laundy.

Now, back to this storm. The weather was reporting hail, torandoes and all of that other jazz. I was concerned because the Mister spends majority of his work day outside. I never get that nervous about storms unless my power goes out, and I did not think anything major was going to happen because I got a text from the Mister saying he was fine, my laundry was still going and I was still able to watch Judge Judy online. As I am getting comfortable on my couch with some tea and justice in the courtroom, the power goes out. Everything is fine I keep telling myself. The lights will come on in a minute or two. Try 2 hours later.

I still have no power, am alone and have 3 loads of laundry left. However, my car is protected from the hail due to the Mister calling and telling me what to do. (Sometimes I really have no clue what I would do without him.) After 2 hours without power the Mister finally gets back from the office and out of the storm to come be with me, but it was 8 p.m. at this time and hunger took over. We have been working towards saving money for a move so fast food was out of the question for us, not to mention there is a massive storm in the area. Instead of complaining, we lit the only candles in the whole house, a total of three, and ended up doing a little chit-chatting, reading and playing games on the phone. The last hour without power was a lot more pleasant than I expected because I had my love with me. Let’s just hope tonight the power does not go out again.

Wednesday Wants: Elephants

May 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have recently developed a love for all things elephants. Every time I would go to the zoo, I was intrigued by the elephants. For being such a massive animal, they seem to be very friendly and relaxed. However, I am aware that this is not the case. It breaks my heart to see the animals threatened by poaching. Elephants are the largest land mammal, and they can live to be 70 years old! Elephants are so neat and carry such a rich history with their family tree. Plus, I think they are really adorable and could possibly be a major trend soon. 

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fleetwood mac

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Fleetwood Mac is my all time favorite band ever. (followed by Brand New) Thank you mom for having excellent taste in music. I am always weary of bands that cover any of FM’s songs because, hello FM is the shit. Until I heard this:

Side note: my mom got Stevie Nicks’ new cd from my sister for Mother’s day. I am not going to tell you whether I got jealous or not.

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