Monday, March 25, 2013

It's like looking in a mirror.

I just watched this video, and well it's basically my life.
Time to turn it around!
P.S. Got caught in the candy isle by a LA Fitness Rep. He asked me to go to their gym. What is life?!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


I haven't had much time or want to crochet the past month or so.
But, recently I've been feeling the urge again.
However, there is a slight problem.
The weather.
It's getting warmer and I can no longer wear crocheted items.
I am loving this spring weather.
I have some lovely mint green yarn that I want to make a scarf out of,
but the weather is so warm that I won't be able to wear it!
What's a crocheter to do? 
My friend is talking about starting to try to have a baby with her husband,
so maybe I'll start working on this project for her!

Also, beware of when you search "crochet" on Pinterest.
You might just find something like this:

Image found via Pinterest
What the heck?
Or, you might find something like this:

Pattern Here
That makes you feel totally inferior as a crocheter.
All well...I see it as something to aspire to!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I hate when I get caught doing weird things.

I am a weird person. 
I embrace this fact about me.
But, it is always embarrassing when you get caught doing weird things.
Let's go down memory lane, and I can give you an example.

Image found via Pinterest
 I had the house aaaalllll to myself.
My parents had gone on vacation for the week.
So, naturally I stayed in my jammies for like 3 days straight.
I hadn't washed off my make-up either.
Major racoon eyes!
So, I'm sitting in my gloriously sloth-like state.
And not only that....
...but I was fully engaged in a documentary marathon...
about ballerinas.
I know. I'm weird.
Little do I know, that my super cute neighbor decides to come over.
Racoon eyes. Oily hair.  Russian Ballerina envying gloriousness.
Caught by all people...a cute guy!
Womp womp.
He invited me over for a party that night.
So, I had to get ready super quick.
But it turned out to me a good night.
I'm probably remembered as the girl who likes Russian Ballerinas!
Who does that?

Image found via Pinterest
Do you get caught doing weird things too??

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's Talk On The Real {Budgeting} + Bloglovin'

Let me just start off by saying....budgeting sucks.
I mean, I have this money, why can't I spend it they way I want it?
^OK that sounded a little bit too much like JG Wentworth
But, really, why should I budget?
Oh, I will tell you all the reasons why!

If you're like me at all you need to save money to travel the world!
I learned lessons in budgeting when I was saving money to go to Europe and road trip to Alaska.
I was so happy that I had saved that money so I could have those experiences.

Somewhere in Yukon, Canada
So you can pay for unexpected items.
Like that oh-no moment when you drive on a nail and need a new tired.
Or a new transmission.
Or computer.
Or hair straightener (why are those so dang expensive anyways?)
Why can't I live somewhere where I don't have to rely on owning a car?

I was talking to my dad the other day about Roth IRA accounts.
If I start putting in 10% of my salary every year now vs. 5 years from now
then I should be able to retire when I am 55-58!
This is coming from my dad who is really good at money and who retired at 55!
Say what?!  You bet your cute little booty I am going to try my best to do that
But, really, 10% is going to be difficult.
Let's say that I waited 5 years to start saving for retirement...
I wouldn't be able to retire until 70!
Yikes.  I'll start saving now that you very much.

So moral of this post is that yea, budgeting sucks. 
Skipping over buying new clothes every week sucks.
But, what doesn't suck?
Being able to afford things that you have to pay for, want to do in the long run, and retiring earlier than most.

In other news....what's going on with this google reader stuff?  To be safe, follow me over on Bloglovin'!

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Jim James: "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Good things happening.

You know when you worry about things,
but then it turns out your worry was for nothing? 
Well, I was worrying.
And the worst part?
It wasn't even significant things.
And well, if I'm being honest, it wasn't even significant worry I was worrying.
I was worried that I would possibly be put on-call at work
for one of the super fun weekends I had planned before getting this job.
The good news is that the schedule came out and I won't be on-call until the end of June!
So, you know what that means?
That means that I get to go to the Bottle Rock Music Festival in Napa May 10-12.
And, Portland the next weekend for the Rock N' Roll series half marathon!
Waaaah!  I am so excited and relieved!
59 days until the music festival! 
I have been wanting to see The Black Keys live for like ever. ever. ever.
I am also so pumped to see:
Alabama Shakes, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Kings of Leon, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Iron & Wine, Cake, GroupLove, Rogue Wave, and to discover new people to like!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: "Man on Fire"
I LOVE them live!
Seriously. Cannot. Wait. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

My first vlog: What's in a name?

Check out my first vlog!

Also, editing is hard!  And I couldn't figure out how to add music.
Any tips you guys have feel free to send it my way!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Unhealthy Celebrity Crushes

I've been crushing you guys.
Like, hard core I want to be you/ date you crushes.
I'm talking about celebrity crushes.

Who's on my list?
Let's do a count down.

#4- Chris Pine.
Image found via Google
I like this guy for so many reasons.
Have you seen Bottle Shock?  
Stop what you are doing right now and watch it.
It's on Instant Netflix!
That's one of my favorite movies.
And he has a BA in English.
It's like we were meant to be.

#3- Jennifer Lawrence
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Umm, can I please be her?!
She is so fun and pretty and everything I want to be in life!
She was brilliant in Silver Linings Playbook. I loved that movie too.
Every interview I see with her...I just can't get enough!

#2- James Franco

Where do I even start with James Franco?
He is so handsome,
and funny,
and smart (he has like 4 PhDs or something like that)
My obsession with him is unhealthy.
Like. I can't even.
I can't get enough of this interview with him!

#1- Adrien Brody
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\Now, a lot of people might be like huh? him?
Yes. I'm not sure why, but I just find him so attractive.
And he learned how to play the piano for when he was preparing for The Pianist.
Can you say dedication?

Who's on your celeb crush list?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"You don't watch (insert lame tv show here)?!"

People ask me all the time what shows I'm watching these days.
TV is such a waste of time.

Let's see:
The Walking Dead
The Biggest Loser
The Following
Hart of Dixie
Vampire Diaries
Grey's Anatomy

Is that a lot?
I think it kind of is.
I wish I wasn't into tv so much.
TV is kind of stupid...if you really think about it.
Did you really think about it?
I think I'm getting better at watching less because 
I realized that I hadn't watched The Biggest Loser and The Following and Hart of Dixie for like 2 weeks.
So, I'd count that as a win.

Image found via Tumblr.
 I think Michonne is becoming one of my favorites.
But, I don't think I could ever cut of The Walking Dead.
It is too good.

Image found via Tumblr.
and of course I love Daryl. 
He's not the type of guy I'd go for in real life, but I really like his character.
Hi, let's rename this post to The Walking Dead 
characters I love (can't forget Glenn and Maggie) and hate (ahem *andrea*). 
I think I might try cutting it down to only that.
Mmmm, no wait.  I can't give up The Biggest Loser.
OK, so just those two.

 Tom Waits: "Hold On"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mumbo Jumbo.

I'm a bad blogger.
Have you noticed I haven't posted since Thursday?
Shall I update you on my fast paced crazy hectic life?
I helped my sister and her husband move into their new house over the weekend.
I told them I was only in charge of taping the boxes.
...and drawing funny pictures on them.
If you have to move all your crap, then you might as well have some fun with it.

 My sister and I used to watch Mrs. Doubtfire over and over when we were little.
This version is hilarious.

Sunday I went out with a lovely friend to a burger place.
Have you heard of it?
Oh my huge burger!
I don't know if I have told you guys before, but I don't eat cow.
Not for any animal rights reasonings, just for the reason that I don't like it (or ground meat of any kind).
It must be the blood in the meat.  TMI? Don't want to eat meat anymore?  Good.

Image found via Pinterest
So, that's a fun fact about me.

Back to the point:
I decided to build my own burger.
Good thing Melissa was there to help me.
I'm pretty sure she designed my whole burger.... and named it.

Veggie En Fuego:  
Veggie patty, honey wheat bun, cheddar cheese (I think), roaster red peppers, 
roasted corn and black beans, beer battered jalapenos, and chipotle adobo mayo.

We also got some fries with the bacon ketchup, and fried pickles.
And beer to wash it all down....obvi.
Oh my deliciousness.
But, oh how sick I felt the next day!
I've been eating pretty healthy, so I think eating the fried stuff made me a bit sick.
But, I do say it was worth it!
Since Sunday, nothing fun to report besides working.
But, I am happy to be working.
Gotta get that cash mon-aaaaay.

P.S. Anyone watching The Walking Dead??

Hanni El Khatib - "You Rascal You"