Thursday, February 28, 2013

I usually don't realize it's the first of the month in time.

This is the first time in probably 6 months that I have been aware of the date.
I usually don't realize that it is a new month until usually 6-7 days into it.
But, now that I have a job- I am acutely aware of the date.
Here's what I have planned for the month and some goals that I have.

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Work-out every day. 
NO SODA!  Only water.  All day. Every day.
Stay within my budget.

Help my sister move into her new home.
Dinner with two of my old co-workers.
Sorority Casino Night Fundraiser
Dinner with my cousin when she comes into town.
Look for stuff for when I move out in a couple months.
Like a new bed/ bedroom set, couch, table, and dishes.
I really want strawberry dishes/ a strawberry themed kitchen.

Ya know...When I list it all out it doesn't really seem like much.
But, I think it will be a good month!

 Peaches: "Fuck the Pain Away"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Let's Talk On The Real {Pimples}

Ugh. Pimples.
Hi, I'm 26 years old and still break out like a teenager.
Wait, I take that back.
My pimples have matured as I've gone into my advancing age.
Huge (think like 3-4 pimples rolled into one!), cystic, painful, pimples.
What. The. Heck.
But, I think I have found out what the problem is.

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Problem #1- Freaking Mother Nature.
I get these kinds of pimples around my period.
Funny how they last all month and not a week.
I went on birth control to help.
It does. Kinda.
Now, instead of getting these pimples every month, I get them every couple months.
But, hey I'll take that over every month!
Solution? No solution here.  It's impossible. What more can I do?

Problem #2- Soda.
I just thought about this the other day.
I think that soda really brings these kinds of pimples about.
I noticed that I was drinking a lot more soda than normally, 
and I have been breaking out with these painful pimples a lot more. 
So, I'm thinking there is a connection here.
Solution?  Stop drinking soda! duh.  And obviously more water and more water!

Problem #3- Splenda.
Splen-mothingf'ing-da...  Makes these pimples come out with a VENGENENCE!
Not just for a couple weeks...but MONTHS! and they'll look like they're going away, then BAM! 
They come back for more!  I won't ever eat stupid Splenda!
Solution? Duh again, stop eating splenda!  
I haven't had splenda in like 2 years. But, it's not something that is hard to stay away from anyways.  
But, I'm sure there is a link to splenda and soda (Since I typically drink diet sodas)

Problem #4- Picking the pimples.

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 I'm sorry, I just can't help myself.  
I have to pick at them.  
They are HUGE and I just can't have a big fat pimple staring myself right in the face
...and looking at other people!  
Also, they are so painful that it feels better when I pop it.  
Is this TMI? 
 But, then I keep picking at it...and that's probably why they last longer too.
Solution? Well, stop picking at them obviously...but I just can't help myself!

Imgae found via Pinterest
I have had some kind bloggers give me some tips for managing these raging pimples 
(like making an aspirin paste and applying to the pimple.  
Oh my gosh, let me tell you how much of a life saver that tip was! 
It relieved the pain and also I think helped it heal faster!)

I hope you aren't plagued with these raging pimples like I am!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Aussie Goodness.

The great thing about traveling is meeting people from all over the place.
On my trip to Alaska, 
I went with one of my sorority sisters 
and a girl that she met on her Europe trip who is from Australia.
Can I please tell you how much I love Australian people?
They are so freaking nice.
I haven't made my way to Australia just yet, but I definitely plan to!
Although, this might deter me a bit!

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But, she did send me a delightful parcel in the post!
Is that how Australians would phrase it?  I'm going to say yes.
It was full of yummy things found only in the land of oz.
And also, some cute things because she knows me!

1- Cadbury Chocolate: Rasberry Mouse flavor.
The most delicious chocolate ever!
2- A dolphin card.
It's an inside joke.
3- Tim Tams- 2 packages!  
A raspberry flavor and a chocolate flavor!
4- A Russian Nesting Doll.
I am OBSESSED with these things!
5- Milo
What would Tim Tams be without a little Milo for a Tim Tam Slam?!

Oh my goodness I am on an Aussie overload!
Not enough Australia in this post for you?
Please enjoy one of my favorite Australian bands!

Boy & Bear: "Rabbit Song" 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Who doesn't like a discount?

I think I have raved about the deals I find at Kohl's a few times on this blog.
Like, I can't find business pants that fit right anywhere else!
Well, from my post earlier this week, Kohl's reached out to me.
They are offering a 10% discount for their store online!
From now until March 9th!
Just enter TENFORBLOG for the code!
This code can be combined with one other department code as well!
Say whaaat? Discount on discount?  I'll take it!

I've been searching everywhere for some grey work pants so I'm thinking I'll use the code for these!

Image found from friend's FB page.
 I can't even tell you how much I love T-Rex jokes!

Happy Friday to everyone!
I was up all night because I thought I made a bit of a mistake at work, 
but I called in first thing, and it looks like it wasn't really a mistake 
(Hey!  I've been at this job barely 2 weeks, and I'm still learning the ropes!) 
and I prevented it from happening (just so I can double check with my supervisor)! woo hoo! 

Take the time for a little dance party today, okay?
Kesha: "We R Who We R"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I had good intentions.

I actually set out all my outfits for work this week on Monday night.
I had plans to take a picture of each outfit and make a fun little post out of it.
But, then I forgot to take a picture of my outfit today.
Good thing I am not a fashion blogger.
I attribute that to the fact I was having a horrible hair day and spent over and hour trying to do it.  Lemme tell you, that it about 50 minutes longer than I normally spend trying to do something with it!

I will tell you though, that I did get a lot of compliments on my outfit today!  
I'm just glad that they weren't looking at the mess of a hair do I was rocking today!

Please ignore my horrendously dirty room!

So, I think I'll just leave you with the outfit I wore on yesterday.
The sweater I got at a local shop (you can shop at the store online here)
They have really good prices! 
The undertanks I got there as well.
The pants are from Kohl's. Shoes are Target. And the watch is from Charming Charlie
Oh my accessory overload that is Charming Charlie!  That might even be an understatement!

Song for today:

Ceasars: "Jerk it Out"

Monday, February 18, 2013

90 days.

Alright, confession time.
I haven't trained for my half marathon coming up in 90 days exactly.
I know. Go ahead.  Tell me I am a bad person.
Have any of you trained for a half marathon?
Is it too late to start training?
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Ideally I'd like to keep a 10:00 mile pace.
Do you think that that is at all possible to train for?
I'm not sure what my mile time is at right now. 
Probably somewhere around 12:00, if not more.

Also, I saw a before and after pic on Pinterest of a girls transformation of 90 days.
She looked bangin'!
That motivation right there, since that's the exact amount of time that I have!
I'm going to take before and afters too! Can't wait!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

It looks like I lied on my resume.

I am one of those people that tells the truth.
At all times.
I'd attribute it to the fact that I am really kind of lazy.
I don't want to have to keep up with lies and have to remember all the time of what I said to who.
So, I just find that it makes my life a whole lot simpler to just tell the truth.

Have I mentioned that my new job is going to make me fatter?  That's a whole other post!

On my resume, I put on there that I know how to use Excel and Outlook.
Which is 100% true.

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 My computer was finally set up late Thursday.
They did have Excel and Outlook uploaded to the computer.
However, the versions that they have on there are WAY outdated.
So, yea I do know how to use these programs...just not the versions that they have!
Yeesh, I feel like I have to re-learn these programs 
because I have no idea where anything is in the old versions!
So, it looks like I lied on my resume- but they also don't have the updated programs!
What. The. Heck.
I want to ask ask them to get the new versions...
but I don't that will happen since my desk chair is literally from the 1970's.
All well.

What would be better than an outdated song to go with this post?
Sugar Ray: "Every Morning"

Friday, February 15, 2013

Embarassing work moment

I say a lot of dumb stuff.
I am aware of this.
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So, at work today my boss invited me to an event one of our vendors was holding.
It is supposed to be down at the race track in a city nearby.
He said it was the asphalt vendor that invited him.
I didn't put two and two together.
So, I said, "Oh, I've never been to a horse race before!"
He laughed and laughed and laughed.
He said it wasn't horse races, but drag racing!
He was like, "There won't be real horses, but there will be horse power!"
Oh dear, I think the boys laughed at me for the next 2 hours!
I don't think I will hear the end of it tomorrow when I go!

Image found via Pinterest

 Also, I'm not sure what the photo has to do with the text, but I thought it was funny.
Have I mentioned that I have only been at this job for a week?
I'm making quite the impression aren't I?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Galentine's Day is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

I'm sorry if you use the term "Galentines" to mean Valentine's Day spent with your girl friends.
But, the term really irritates me.
Valentine's Day is supposed to be spent with a significant other,
and yea it does suck to be single on this day.
...thanks for asking.

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 And maybe I am not as bold to be like fuck it... I'm going out with my friends instead of sitting at home.
I'm not trying to sound bitter, because I'm not.
It's just what I am thinking.
Be proud of being single.

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  There is something special about being able to do whatever the hell you want.
Though, it is nice to have someone always there for you!
But that's a whole other post in itself. 
So, I'm pretty sure that my night spent will be spent with my BFFF 
(Best Fucking Friend Forever) 
Malbec wine and will end up with advice like this:
That Malbec is such a little betch.

Please enjoy this song
Lykke Li: "I Follow Rivers"
Also, I have a huge girl crush on Lykke Li!  She is freaking awesome.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You know those dreams that feel like they happened for realsies?

I had one of those dreams last night that I legit thought was real.
Like. For. Real.
Have you ever had one of those?
If only for the fact that it was set in another country 
I'd probably have woken up and believed that it really happened.
Well, it did wake me up 
(and 2 hours before my alarm and I couldn't go back to sleep!)
I'm not sure if it was a good dream or a sad dream.
I hate to be so cryptic.

And I just don't really know what to do about it.
But, like is it a sign that I should do something about the situation?
Or should I know reality and not do anything?
What would you do?
Like. For Real. Honest opinions pretty pleeeease!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I will continue to be a hippie.

The best compliment I have ever received is when someone called me a hippie.
I was ecstatic.
Best. Compliment. Ever.
Was is intended to be a compliment?  Who knows.
I took it to be anyways.

Image found via Pinterest
Today is the first day of my new job.
I know that I am just going to be getting yelled at all day long at this job.
I am mentally preparing myself for it.
What I need to remember is to show kindness and patience in these situations.
Hopefully, this will help me to remain a happy and nice person
without letting these other people get to me.

Image found via Pinterest
I will remain a hippie.
I will not let the meanness and rudeness of other people change the free loving spirit I have.
And the fact that I have to dress professionally isn't my cup o' tea...
I'd be barefoot all the time if I could.
Check out my favorite hippies.

 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: "Desert Song"
The beginning might be a little weird, but the actual song starts at 1:43

My real dream job would be to run away with this band.
I've seen them play like 5 times in person.
If you have a chance to see them, definitely do it.
The best live concerts I have EVER been to.

Thought of the day:  I wish I could have a boxer puppy in the form of a puppy forever.
Just sayin'.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The best kept secret?

You. Guys.
I don't even know how to start this post. don't know how I didn't know about this.
I went shopping yesterday.
At Kohl's.
I know.
But like...their clearance rack is freaking Ah-mazing!
I got 6 pairs of pants and 2 blazer jackets for $130.00!
I went back to Target and returned some pants that I got there because they were too dang expensive compared to Kohl's!

Seriously try it out.
They have some great stuff.
But, also... I kind of want to wear different/ odd stuff to work 
to the point that my co-workers are like wtf is she wearing?  

OK maybe not this ugly...but you'll see what I mean when I post some outfits!
 I think I got some really great and cute things so maybe I'll start posting some outfit posts!
Disclaimer:  I do not deem myself to have any fashion sense so this could be an awful idea!

Where do you guys find great deals?

Nataly Dawn: "Please Don't Scream"

Like ^that^ song?  Get it fo' free yo! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let's swim in a pool full of alligators.

I'm so glad that I have friends that I can be completely honest with.
Even when I do embarassing things.
Case in point:

Yes, I have been cross stitching.
Look what I made!

I need to find him a frame to go in.
I am planning to hang him up when I move out.
Which won't be for like 5 more months,
 but that's ok.

Speaking of alligators in swimming pools...
...I am like in love with this song.
And I'm not even a real big fan of Lana Del Ray.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The day after the Super Bowl should be a holiday. least that's what my sister says.
I'd probably say that too if I had to work today!
I don't start my new job until next Monday,
So I have this week to get things in order.

On my to-do list:
Clean my room
Throw out old clothes
Organize my closet/drawers
Wash and clean out my car
Buy some new running shoes

Alabama Shakes: "Hold On"
 Can I please tell you how much this girl's voice rocks my socks?  Like, a lot!
She's so cool. Like. I can't even.
This has nothing to do with this post 
except that I felt that you guys needed this musical goodness in your ears.

I've spent a bit of money over the past week for some new work clothes.
My clothes that I wore at previous job were old and dingy
and to be honest didn't really fit me any more.
But, in a good way.

Like my pants are falling off me from losing 15 pounds!
I'm hoping to be at the "normal" BMI range in the next 2 weeks.
It will take a lot of hard work, but definitely possible.
Here's to working hard!

So, here's to the last Monday that I don't have to work.
And if you are at work, please enjoy these gifs that make me laugh hysterically:


I hope this makes your Monday a bit better!