Monday, April 30, 2012

People Displaying Their Craziness

Tonight there was something on the radio talking about revenge on ex-boy/girl friends.  This woman came on and told this story.  She was with a guy who cheated and proceeded to get engaged to the woman he cheated with.  Somehow this woman "made" him cheat with her (the first woman).  She took pictures of this "incident" and put the pictures on the second girl's car On Her Wedding Day!!

Can we just talk about how many things are wrong with this?  In the first place, she told this story on radio, a public arena.  I mean, WHY would you advertise this even if you did it?  Moving on to the next issue:  dude is a jerk!  I mean a cheating low down scuz bucket.  Cheated on not one, but two girls!  Not cool, not cool.  Next up, this wasn't just revenge.  It wasn't just a lashing out, seeing his car in her driveway and throwing a brick through his window.  It was planned out.  It was studied.  Girl crazy!  Then, this is really bad, she took pictures of this!  Not just pictures for personal use, which grosses me out because my thighs jiggle, no one wants that committed to film.  No, these pictures went to someone else!  And finally Her Wedding Day?!?!  That is definitely as low as you can go.  My first thought was the practical of she couldn't get her deposits back.  The second was that someone would have to die, probably two someones. 

I just could not believe this!  I had to share.  People are crazy.  They are particularly crazy when they don't keep their crazy to themselves!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

End of Gluttony

Tonight is Sunday, more Sunday night blahs.  I just always dread work the next day.  I think I dread Tuesday more this week though.  Tomorrow is Monday (I know, I know!  Who would have ever guessed that Monday came after Sunday?) and that means that Josh has his finals and he is done with school for a little bit.  It also means that it is the last day of our semester of gluttony and yummy food.  Tuesday is the beginning of our diet and exercise program.  We are going to run (??) and do P90X (?!?!) three days a week.  I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor...yeah me running...hmmm.  Now I totally agree that I need to lose some weight and I really need to get some exercise but I am more than a little afraid!  This is just about to kick my butt!  I will definitely be keeping you posted on how this goes.  I just hope I survive lol

Saturday, April 28, 2012

CafePress-A Positive

I told you earlier this month about my first Groupon, well yesterday I got my canvas!  It's beautiful and big!  The Groupon was for this place called CafePress which personalizes all manner of things and makes your pictures into canvasses.  I had read a review or two that weren't very good, but I had a great experience with them.  I got an email two or three days after I submitted my picture saying that the picture was the wrong size to work on the canvas.  I thought it was going to be this big deal of trying to find a picture that would work on a 16x20 canvas but instead they gave me a 16x24 canvas for no extra charge to make my picture work.  They were quick (their speed being a negative I had read about) and I Love my canvas!  The only complaint I have is that they shipped with FedEx and I have not had good luck with them and prompt delivering.  So this is a plug for them so that when someone searches for a review of their company they see that it isn't all bad.  I definitely plan to use them again!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Everything's Coming Up Begonias!

Today Mom and I went to get flowers from the garden center.  It was so pretty!  It made me think of the scene in My Fair Lady where all the flower sellers came out in the early morning.  I went with a pink theme because I'm such a girl!  I got begonias, snapdragons, gerbera daisies, and something else that I don't know.  It's the last picture.  

These remind me of the earrings Luna Lovegood wore in one of the movies.  I like them quite a bit.

It's these earrings I think, but it is a terrible picture.

I hope the flowers make it.  I am Horrible at growing things!  Mom is pretty much the same.  While we were eating mom actually prayed that the flowers had a "great will to live" or "divine intervention" haha!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mopping with Jesus

Ah!  They've changed my posting format...must try to find publish button...oh there it is.  Okay now I'm back on track.

Today was mopping day at work.  Mopping day is one of my least fun days of the month.  We are required to mop once a month (ew, only once??) to keep up with predetermined housekeeping standards.  This task has fallen to me.  Oh happy day.  (Deep sarcasm) 

The thing is, I don't mind to mop at home.  I pour a little pinesol and go to town and then read while my floor dries or until the dryer stops.  It's not my most favorite chore, but no biggie.  Mopping at work is an entirely different story.  In the first place we use bleach which one of my coworkers is allergic meaning I must plan my mopping around his schedule.  Secondly, two different male coworkers feel that is the appropriate time to comment on a woman's place.  I honestly had one tell me that mopping was all I was qualified to do in a lab.  I contemplated several alternative places that the mop handle could go after that statement.  I felt a little bitter about the whole mopping thing.  I mean, I graduated top 10% of my class in high school and magna cum laude in college.  Surely I didn't do all that schooling and learning to mop??

Here's the thing though, I'm not too good to mop a floor.  My bitter feelings toward my blue and red mop bucket are nothing more than pride, which isn't a good and attractive trait.  The issue isn't with no one else ever doing the mopping or with the guy who thinks women should only mop, it's a me issue.  I have actually had to spend time in prayer about my pridefulness concerning this mopping, that because I have a piece of paper that says I have a degree that I should somehow be exempt and thinking/doing "better" things.  I finally got this verse from Colossians:  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Yeah mopping may not be a blast and it may not be what I studied to do, but at least I have a job and in this economy that is something.  At least I can make some sort of tangible contribution even if it is just getting the muck off the floor.  Whatever I do, I need to do to glorify God and having a prideful outlook isn't glorifying to Him.  If the worst thing He asks me to do while praising Him is mopping, then I've got it easy.

That's my thought, given to you, for the day.  Whatever you do tomorrow, whether it is making important decisions or scrubbing the toilet give thanks to God (Col. 3:17) and do it to His glory (1 Cor. 10:31).  Also, don't put mop handles up anyone's rear ends, I think that falls under Not glorifying God.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Wonder of Dr Who

Tonight had been a lovely night. I made a dreadful casserole. It was a ham casserole. Blech! Well besides that it has been a lovely evening I mean I have had a Dr. Who marathon. I have no idea how many episodes I've watched, maybe five lol. I love British humor! So dry, so hilarious! Josh watched an episode with me he was not at all impressed. He just looked at me while I was all but horse laughing and totally enthralled, but he was nonplussed. Well I better go and watch a bit before I must sleep. Too much good tv not enough time.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Who Knew This Was a Holiday?

Do you know what this week is?  It is Disney Princess week!  I am not even making this up!  I just saw that on Disney's Facebook page.  In honor of that wonderful holiday, I feel we should look at Princess pictures.  One of the benefits of Pinterest (besides being a great time waster) is finding out that other grown women still love Disney and especially the princesses as much as I do!  Isn't the internet a wonderful way to find other people who have the same interests?  Look at these cool reinterpretations of them.

Yes they are Princesses as tattoos.  How cool would that be to have?  Very cool, very very cool
Elegant Princesses-can I have all these dresses please?

 Hipster Princesses- the Aurora and Tiana looks are my fav

If Princesses were on the cover of Vogue.  Tres chic!

Little Disney Princesses with their sidekicks as stuffed toys!  D'awwww!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

An Inability to Appropriately Blog

Josh is watching a movie on Netflix do I must resort to my phone for the nightly blogging. You should hear him laughing! He is belly laughing, snorting, and actually slapping his knee. It is so cute! It's no great loss to the blogging world though as I didn't have much to write about tonight anyway. I will only say that God answered my prayers about Little D (whom I referenced in an earlier post) and he fell asleep on me today and was thus much happier. And you know I loved holding a sleeping kid! Also don't forget to bring your plants in tonight if you are local because it is blackberry winter and Cold! My poor plants need all the help they can get, poor thing is a pathetic excuse for a plant.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

O'Charley's and Meryl Streep

Today has been a really low key day and by low key I mean I slept almost all day.  I think I have African Sleeping Sickness.  At least I feel more rested now!  I also had a ton of donuts.  Isn't that really what makes a day good?  Lots o' sleep and donuts?  I think so.  I also did mundane stuff like laundry and swiffering.  Josh and I went out to eat at O'Charley's.  Man it was a disaster!  We waited a long time to get waited on and then ordered our food.  Josh's favorite thing is the cheese wedge appetizer so we always get that.  We ended up ordering it at the same time because or waiter was slow.  The appetizer never came.  I ordered a Cesar salad that I didn't get, I got a house salad instead which is gross.  We had to ask for bread and then it was 15 minutes before they brought any and it wasn't because they were waiting for it to come out of the oven, it was cool.  My meat was basically raw.  Josh's soup, my wrong salad, and the cool bread all came out after the food.  It was really really bad.  We ended up even complaining to the manager, it was that bad.  We have Never Never complained about anything.  The manager did comp our meal but she wasn't very nice.  She touched me.  I hate to be touched!!  She started touching my earrings and ears and said when I was done with my earrings I should bring them to her.  I know she was trying to be nice, but it was so not helping.  Now we both feel guilty about complaining because we are that kind of people.  We have also rehashed at least three times the entire situation to see if we were in the right.  Oh well.  It's over and done.  I didn't get to eat because of the wrong salad and raw meat so then we went to Chikfila and came home and watched The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep.  Well, Ms. Streep wasn't at our house (how Freakin' awesome would that have been?!?!?!), but I can't think of a better way to put it.  That movie made me want to name a daughter Margaret.  That was our Saturday.  I hope yours was restful as well but didn't contain any bad food!

Friday, April 20, 2012

I'm Rounded In More Ways Than My Hips*

 Today was a good day.  Fridays are always nice.  I get half days off on Friday and I usually hang out with Mom. 

I got a new purse at the very first place I looked!  This was nothing short of miraculous because buying a new purse is extremely tedious normally.  It is way better than the one I had which I got in the 6th grade, had a big stain from a pen exploding in it, and had a good sized tear.  Plus this is pink!

I also got this cool jacket which says to me "I was once a real bad a$$ but now I've traded in that lifestyle for the corporate world, but I still want you to know I'm the shiz".  None of that, of course, is true of me, but perhaps people will believe the jacket.  And it was on sale for $5!  Five Dollars!  Woo hoo!

I went to get a baby shower gift and I saw this sign.  Well I actually saw the table and had to stop and look at the Doctor Who DVDS because how cool is that I ask you?  And I was perusing over the table when I saw that it was labeled "geek chic".  It made me smile.

Then, I got home (and took a glorious nap) and discovered that my Martha Stewart Living had come in!  Woo hoo!  Girl knows how to throw a party.  I am way excited because my magazine subscription got all messed up and I haven't had my monthly infusion of random collectibles/Martha's decolletage cream advice/obscure ingredient recipes that I need to feel civilized.  This magazine has some unique stuff but I love it.  It also makes me smile.

I think today really displays all the various facets of my personality from pink purses to reformed biker jackets, Doctor Who to Martha Stewart.  Three cheers for being well rounded!  I hope your Friday was equally smile worthy :)

*PS My mother really did mention how rounded my hips were getting today.  Um...thank you?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Busy Brain Musing

Boy oh boy today was HECTIC!  I didn't get in for the night until 8:30.  For anyone else in the world, this wouldn't be that late, but I am a real home body and a super early to bed-er.  Today I had training all day.  I also had a very time consuming experiment running that I had to deal with in between the training.  Then I ran home and tried to pick up my house which was entirely overwhelmingly messy.  I have no idea why that happened or when or how.  All in all, I was just very confused by my house.  Then I ran to book club.  I Love my book club but I always dread it on the day because I love my home and because social stuff sounds more fun far off.  After that I went directly back to work to do some more on that experiment and to do part of another one that I couldn't get finished.  FINALLY I got to get home.  Shew!  I iz worn out!  When I'm hurrying like that my mind is just like Bing, Bang, Zip, Pow!  Here is a sample of my brain cause I think hearing how others think is fun.

"How long has that vacuum been sitting in the den?  When did I last vacuum?  Have I walked around it this whole time?  Oh my gosh!  Look at that bug Josh killed!  It is HUGE!!  I'll clean that up in just a sec.  Hmm, I should eat some supper, I will...soon.  Why is there lint on the back of this toilet seat?  Do we have linty butts?  How does that even happen?  I'll blame it on Josh.  Oh, I have to remember to get a baby shower gift.  Oh and I have nursery on Sunday.  I hope little D is happier.  Dear God, please let little D be happier today, in Jesus' name.  I really hope his parents don't think I'm being mean to him.  Oh yeah, God, please let them know I am trying to be good to their kid?  I think I've failed him as a nursery worker.  Oh don't forget the bug!"

Seriously this is what my brain does all day long.  Poor brain.  It's tired.  I think I'll rest it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flowers Are ALIVE at My House!!!!

My rose bushes are blooming!  They are beautiful.  I cannot make anything grow so I am nothing short of amazed that I haven't killed them.  There are some nice flowering bushes/trees that are growing in the backyard too.  I have been meaning to get pictures for days but I keep forgetting, well tonight I decided to.  Haha.  Not my best decision.  It had rained hard today and I kind of forgot that.  Our yard is almost a bog after rain so I was walking around in the dark trying to get these pictures, barefoot, sinking in the mud.  It was funny.  Here are some of the pictures.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Big Read

Somewhere in the course of looking around on Wikipedia I happened across an article called The Big Read.  It's a list of books compiled by popular vote in England.  It is supposed to be the best books that people have ever read.  Since I love to read and practically devour the written word (especially now that I'm out of college and don't have required reading), I was surprised at how many of the books I haven't read and that several of them I hadn't even heard of.  So I did what any book and Excel lover would do, I made a spreadsheet of the books and authors, highlighted the ones I've read and printed it out.  Now I am up to my eyeballs in books.  Swimming in them.  My little reading basket is nye to overflowing.  But I love it :)  Books make me happy.  Josh asked me the other night "Don't you ever get tired of reading".  I felt like Data trying to process a complex human emotion (Star Trek reference), the entire concept just didn't make sense.

So far off the list, and I had to take a break to read the book club book, I've read Pillars of the Earth, Brideshead Revisited, and am working on The Poisonwood Bible.  It's definitely a broad range of time periods and plot lines so I'm enjoying it as a whole, but I have to say that Brideshead was just not my cup of tea.  And I'm dreading the Steinbeck works like the plague.  Blah.  That man uses more words to say nothing than anyone else I've read and that includes really wordy authors like Tolstoy.  I don't know who his editor was, but he must have not fully comprehended the reason for his position.  If you love to read, you should definitely check out the list.  I absolutely love having a goal of any sort so I'm pretty stoked about the whole prospect of reading the entire list and I love that Terry Pratchett, one of my favorite authors, has 15 novels on the list!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cracked Resee's Egg

Here is your philosophical thought for the day:  even if the outside looks like dog poo stepped on by an elephant, it isn't appearance that matters, it's the peanut butter chocolatey taste.  This is what happens in my purse.  I know you come to my blog for these wonderful insights into life.  I hope you are pleased :)  I hope your Monday was wonderful and full of chocolate goodness (no matter how squished)!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Cook, Therefore I Design

Yesterday I was looking for some new glasses because mine have definitely seen better days.  I am having to strain my eyes to see around the multitude of scratches.  I had been feeling kind of put on with the quality of these glasses because I "just" got them, when I realized that I "just" got them five years ago, so yeah, maybe time for a change haha!  As I was trying pair after pair on I came across a pair of Paula Deen glasses.  Now, I like Paula Deen.  I like to watch her show, I've heard her restaurant is amazing, and her cookware is supposed to be wonderful.  My question is:  how does her impressive cooking technique make her an appropriate person to style eye wear?  It's not just her; there are many celebrities who have have products emblazoned with their name that have little to nothing to do with what their area of expertise is.  Is it a greed thing, they want to make more money off of their name?  A pride thing, "everyone should look/smell/dress/eat like me because I'm Awesome!"?  An opportunity thing, while they are a household name they should capitalize on it because fame is fickle and short lived?  An ego thing, they are particularly good at one thing (singing, acting, cooking, what have you) so they assume they are good at everything, i.e. designing perfume or clothes?  I just don't really get it.  For some reason it bothers me.  I think the perfume industry does in particular because I know how many good and talented chemists and people with crazy accurate noses worked on a perfume to make it smell great, but they get no credit while someone else stamps their name on it and everyone wants to buy it for the star factor.   Sad for the chemists :(  I didn't end up with glasses, Paula Deen or any other type but maybe some Leah Michele's or Kristin Chenoweth's are in my future!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Movies and Marriage

Josh cracks me up and we make a great couple, but we have completely different tastes in movies/senses of humor.  Today we went running around, looking at furniture, we desperately need another couch.  We like to be close, but man we are Really Really close on this couch!  Anyway, our trials of finding furniture aren't the point.  After furniture shopping and supper and the mall, we ran to Wal-Mart where we raided the $5 movie bin.  We each were allowed to get a movie.  Josh got Office Space and I got You've Got Mail.

We watched Office Space first in case Josh fell asleep during the second movie :)  He was Rolling!  He kept just looking at me and saying "Laugh!  It's funny!"  Except it just isn't funny to me.  It was actually just very sad.  I mean the poor mumbling guy?  That was awful!  I cried, honest to goodness.  During the scene where he is in the basement and the boss comes down and is asking him to kill the cockroaches and he was saying it isn't his job, that is so sad!  I just started crying!  So I can confidently say, not a funny movie to me.  Now, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan that is another story.
Really, do we need to say more than Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan?  I mean, I know it's a romantic comedy and that's overdone and not a high brow kind of humor or anything, but it's so cute!  And it's funny!  I mean the segment where Joe is mimicking The Godfather "Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday""Leave the gun, take the cannoli".  That is hilarious?  And when he uses "piazza" in the interview and it doesn't get in and he is saying he was eloquent?  I laugh hard!  I like this movie.  I don't cry.  Or if I do cry it's happy tears because Brinkley brings the two of them together and oh how precious.

That's my life.  I know I live a fascinating life.  I know you are jealous of our movie night.  ;)

PS:  The scene where they are talking about Starbucks forcing people with no decision making skills to make at least six decisions just to get coffee, that is completely true.  This is why I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks.  Mostly love though.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The "Final" Product

I was going to wait to show you my before and after bedroom pictures until I had curtains hung and the last picture up, but the odds of that happening are slim lol!  So here are my before and after pictures.  I think it is a vast improvement.

It makes me smile :)  It's way more relaxing now.  It's just way better in every way, at least in my opinion!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Training Fries My Brain

Today I was in all day GC (gas chromatography) training All Day Long.  I did really well the first half of the day but during the second half my mind was just here and yon.  Here are a few of the things that went through my mind.

-The guy who was doing the presentation was so incredibly passionate about GC, like a whole whole lot.  He has a blue million stories about all sorts of GC related shenanigans (who knew there was so much mischief going on in Dutch labs in the 60s...oh wait lol).  Anyway, it definitely made me think about my job.  It's a good job, especially for my age and just starting out but it doesn't really excite me.  I certainly don't feel as passionate about it as he does about his job.  I feel passionate about Josh, like taking care of him and our home and stuff, but that doesn't make us much of a living!

-I read this on Facebook on the other day and for some reason it has stuck with me, tell me what you think.  The question was:  would you rather be happy or right?  I think there is "right" answer, but honestly I'd rather be right.  Josh says he would too.  I mean being right makes me happy and if I were wrong I would be sad so if those are the two options, to be happy but wrong or right but unhappy, then I don't understand the parameters being set.  At least Josh agrees lol.

-You need to look at this website.  I didn't see that during the presentation, but it cracked me up.  :D

-If you play DrawSomething then you need add me because it is so stinkin' fun!  I suck at Pictionary and it usually frustrates me, but not this, maybe because the other people can't see me struggling with my lack of artistic skill lol.  I love my iPhone because I didn't realize what fun stuff I was missing out on with my old flip phone!

-I've been looking at New York tour guide books to help prepare for our trip :) :) :)  There is just SOO SOO SOO much to see that I am having a hard time deciding what I "must" see what I "really want to see" and what I can "probably live without seeing".  Thoughts, opinions, and experiences are much appreciated.

Tomorrow's Friday, just one more day to go before the weekend!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

One of My New Fav TV Shows EVER

I am obsessed.  When this show first came out, I saw the first episode and thought it was stupid.  Josh thought it was funny.  I watched a couple more episodes and I am totally in love with it.  I am definitely going to need to own the season because I just want to watch them back to back.  It's just such craziness.  If you aren't watching this show you need to be watching!  It makes a boring day like Tuesday a little bit better and a heck of a lot funnier!  Also, on today's episode there is some weird drinking game/CandyLand mashup that I feel the need to try.  Seriously I'm smiling watching and typing this.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mirror Mirror on My Wall

I have a magic mirror.  It's in my bathroom.  In the morning I sit up on the counter and use the magic mirror to put on my makeup.  When I get done I look pretty decent, definitely ready to face the day.  However, it seems that I live in a very magically area because between my house and work there is a reverse Thief's Downfall.  Remember that from the 7th Harry Potter book?

The group went through and all the enchantments came off and they looked like normal?  Well I start out looking okay, Hermoine style (not the nude Emma Watson kind though) but somehow by the time I get to work I look like Bellatrix Lestrange.  It is not a pretty sight.  Apparently other bathrooms don't have magic mirrors that make you look nice.

I don't know what the deal is.  My mirror must be particularly forgiving or something.  I think the real issue is my makeup.  I am cheap thrifty and found some old makeup I had from about three years ago and I'm trying to use it up and it has not aged well or never worked well to begin with.  I am getting horrible coverage.  I've always had yucko skin.  Right after I got married it really cleared up because I got some birth control in  my system and I had a nice comfortable office.  The bc gave me those excruciating headaches though and pretty skin isn't worth it.  I also switched offices to one that has the most uncomfortable chair/keyboard/monitor configuration possible.  As a result, I spend hours a day with my head propped up on my hands touching my face which just introducing all sorts of additional oils and microbes that I try not to think about.  Wonder if my complexion would be reason enough for my boss to give me a new office?  ;)

I'm kind of at my wit's end with it.  I'm 23 years old and I want my face to look decent gosh darn it!  So what makeup do you use?  Especially foundation, that is my biggest issue.  I can get by with Covergirl for oily skin and that keeps my shine down some, but I can't find foundation that doesn't leave me cakey or completely uncovered.  I'm either going to have to change that or start hauling my mirror around to prove to people that there is a Hermione under this Bellatrix exterior. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Pictoral Representation of My Day

 (Nursery, multiple crying babies, bottles, juice, church songs, dirty diapers...the norm lol)

Cook out at my SIL's

MASH marathon!  AWESOME!!
Cookie dough for supper.  Dinner of champions.

I hope your Easter was great!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I am mobile blogging! I know, I know, welcome to the 21st century. I actually had to stop and decide what century we are in lol. It has been a long but very good day. Josh, his friend I, and I all went to Six Flags. I wanted to have all these fun pics to show you, but like a dodo, I forgot my camera. I had never been to Six Flags and now I want to go back. I wish we had had more time there. We were there about six hours and got to ride three rides. Superman is Ah-mazing! I wanted to ride it just back to back for like an hour. Not gonna lie though, I was a little worried on that first drop. I might have been yelling to Josh that we had never made a will. He was yelling something not fit to put in print lol. Anyway it was sooo fun but now I am incredibly tired. I feel much less spring fevered since I was able to get out. My soul feels more at rest if that makes sense, it might not, we are all three giggling like school girls we are so sleepy.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.  When I lived at home, on Good Friday morning we would have breakfast and Dad would always tell the Easter story and we would talk about the depth of sacrifice, why as Christians we  celebrate on the sabbath on Sunday, and speculate on went on in the time between Friday and Sunday for Jesus.  Josh and I got up and were kind of scattered and majorly stressed today while we tried to deal with car issues.  So I feel like I haven't totally observed today.  To that end, in case you haven't observed as much you should/wish you had, here are my two favorite Easter songs.  As a plus, they are very story-like so you get devotion aspect as well.

Why by Nicole Noredman

Arise My Love by Newsong

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My First Groupon

So I used my first Groupon this week.  I've never used one before so I was a little hesitant.  I got a 16x20 canvas for $39!  Sweet!  They are the photo to canvas things and I'm going to have one of our wedding pictures put on it.  I'm going to use one of these.

I think I'm going to use the second one because it's a more traditional canvas shot.  I'm super excited about it!  I don't know where I'll hang it yet.  I'm also kind of excited about about Groupon as a whole, like who knew they had good deals on stuff you might actually want to use?!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'm Fevered

I have Spring Fever in the absolute worst way!  I feel exactly like this song.

Don't you just love musicals?  They have a song for every occasion.

Seriously though, I am just pacing like a caged cat.  I'm not bored, I'm just restless.  I want to be out, going somewhere, doing something. I don't even know what, but I feel cooped up.  Josh and I are going to run around some this weekend and I'm hoping that fixes me.  If it doesn't, I'll have to start planning a vacation or something!

I read this quote by Mark Twain today: 

“It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”


Is anyone else feeling the fever?  How are you coping?  The spring induced plans I am making in my head grow more grandiose by the day so I sincerely hope this weekend cures me!




Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Year in Review

Happy one year birthday to my little blog!  Today is it's special day.  In honor of that (and that fact that I went to a Ladies' Meeting and, being a sympathy crier, cried like crazy and have swollen eyes) I am listing some of my favorite and your favorite blog posts, based on the number of hits each post got.

1.  The tribute to my Mom
2.  My love story with Josh
3.  Accuvue commercials
4.  A kissing review
5.  Things you say, but don't really mean as spoken
And my personal fav, 6.  Doctors' egos and their connection to office equipment

Thanks for reading!  More inventive material tomorrow.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Blogging and Benches

In honor of my lovely blog turning one year old this month, I have decided to post every day of the month a la NaBloPoMo or whatever that infernally long abbreviation is.  Happy birthday to my little blog!

As you probably know, Josh and I have been in a very long bedroom renovation project.  All the hard work is done and the finishing touches are being completed.  In moving every piece of furniture that we own for the umpteenth time, I decided to recover a little bench so that it complimented the room.  And by "I" I really mean "Josh" as I have never recovered anything in my life.  The bench was a nasty color that I like to call First Morning Urine Yellow and has now been replaced by a nice navy blue and cream print.  Much much better, don't ya think?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hunger Games: Not Living Up to the Hype

Josh and I went to see The Hunger Games on Friday.  I had read the book, but he hadn't so he saw it with fresh eyes.  I might have already formed an opinion by the time I went to the theater.

There were some things I liked about the movie.  I liked the previews.  I liked the music.  I liked that Stanley Tucci was in it.  I loved the reinterpretation of the Louis XVI look!  That was great and entirely appropriate!

That was the good stuff, but man oh man there was so much bad stuff!  I didn't like Katniss in the book, honestly.  I know she was the heroine and all, but I just could not bring myself to care about her fate.  I disliked her even more in the movie and even Peeta, who was okay in the book, was just unlikable in the movie.  I felt like some of the points were super belabored and other stuff was totally left out.  Josh and I talked a lot about the background stuff that he didn't know that made the movie not as seamless as it should have been.  I didn't like that the book didn't create a world and an environment.  It just plopped the reader down.  The movie did help alleviate that a bit. 

I think the big thing about the book and the movie is just how eerie it is.  I took a psych class that required us to listen to the Milgram experiments and this whole thing reminded me of those.  When the (stupid) girl who started that fire on the first night in the arena was screaming, it reminded me so much of the audio of that experiment.  It disturbs me how close we as a society are to something like this happening.  This is Survivor just kicked up a couple notches.  With the economy the way it is, people are getting and will continue to get increasingly desperate.  That combined with the corrupt government that we have and the increasing disparity between the classes could easily lead to a situation similar to this book/movie.

What did everyone else think?  It seems like there are two sides, people either love it or hate it.  I don't know if I'll read the other two, but I hate not to finish a series.