Thursday, January 26, 2012

lots of things.


First of all, please enjoy this lovely instagram photo of my pretty friends at Cafe. It was oh so fun to be reunited with all of them! We just needed Jack Jack to be complete. It's okay, it'll happen eventually.
I guess I'm catching up on everything. Christmas was just lovely, it was great to have a complete Christmas morning breakfast again. I missed that last year. I got an ipad which has never left my side since. I'm literally obsessed! If I could buy everyone an iPad I truly truly would. And I've already gone overboard on buying cases for it. Whoops!
Probably the real best part of Christmas was on Christmas Ever when Kori and Stefan came over and surprised us with the news that they're engaged! We were all crying and hugging and just so excited. They are the best couple and so perfect. I've never seen Kori so genuinely happy in all the years I've known her! I could cry just thinking about how proud I am of her and how excited I am that she found Stefan. I could go on and on and on about this but... it was so perfect. I couldn't imagine my life without Kori. And now Stefan is officially part of the familia whether he likes it or not!
New Years Eve was the annual letdown that it always is. Seriously, why do people like NYE? I did get to spend it with some of my favorite boys though, which was fun. I suppose that's what happens when all your girl friends are married/moved to Arizona/getting engaged right at that very minute, which is what happened to Ally! I guess her NYE was much better than mine :))) So happy for her and Steve and excited for their wedding! Ally has dreamed about her wedding for so so so long... I can't even count the number of wedding mix cd's we've made over the years.
I made a pact with myself that I wouldn't shop until at least valentines day. Seriously, you know you have a problem when you have to make a pact with yourself not to shop! I've been holding out strong, except I did go and spend my Sephora gift card, but that doesn't really count, right?
Tim Tebow came into Nike and I wasn't there. I was so so crushed. My work BFF Meagan took lots of pictures and said he was just the sweetest thing so I guess I just have to live vicariously through her. UGHHHH this is the 2nd time I've missed him! WAIT FOR ME TEBOW!!!
Other work is just great too. We opened the new Mendenhall Center and it is SO gorgeous and the guys are so excited. And today, this sweet old man who always comes in and chats with me brought me a snuggie. How sweet is that?! Rebel fans are truly the best!
I discovered Netflix. It's the best/worst thing that's ever happened to me.
Today was the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen in my life. I'm surprised I didn't get in a car wreck because I just couldn't stop looking at it on my drive to school! How can you see those things and not believe that someone created that? These things don't just happen on accident. We are SO blessed.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

love/hate relationships.

Sometimes I think I may have slightly bipolar tendencies. I've recently discovered that I have a love/hate relationship with many things: my car, the pantry and fridge, my coworkers, etc. Lately, since I got my ipad for christmas and am obsessed with it and can't put it down, I've found a few more love/hate relationships with some blogs/websites.

FASHION BLOGS
I love to look at these and see the outfits that people put together. I've always loved fashion and magazines and stuff like that so they're fun to look at. BUT I always end up feeling so terrible about myself after I look at these blogs! Does anyone else feel this way? I mean really... these girls are stunning and so skinny and portray themselves as having the most perfect, flawless lives. Is anyone's life really like that?! And I really wanna know who takes the pictures of these girls that they put on their blogs... do they have personal photographers on call? I'd feel like an idiot if I were prancing around in the middle of some random street with my husband snapping close ups of my outfit, sorry about it. And I get sad that I don't have the budget to keep up with these girls. See? Love/hate.

PINTEREST
Mostly I love pinterest. I get all kinds of fun ideas for the future that are never going to happen, but it's fun to think about. I like seeing people's outfits and cute hair and nails. I just get really annoyed with some of the stuff on there. Specific example: The sock bun. Everyone and their mother pins the sock bun and let me just tell you that it doesn't work (yep... tried it, only thing I've ever tried from pinterest)! And don't be fooled into thinking you're gonna put your hair in a wet sock bun and wake up with these fantastic curls... I have enough experience with falling asleep with wet hair to know that it doesn't happen! Pinterest is awesome though, I've come up with great ideas for my future wedding (cross your fingers people).

FACEBOOK
The most love/hate of all! Facebook is great for keeping up with old friends, even the ones you don't really care to keep up with. But hey! It's fun to look at where people are, what they're doing with their lives, etc. Okay, I'll say it: It's fun to stalk! We all know we do it, let's just come out with it! The hate part of facebook for me consists of two major categories: the "begging for attention" friend and the "overshare" friend. Begging for attention friend: they post about any/everything, at least 4 status updates a day, constantly brag about their lives, put up hundreds of pictures of their perfect children/vacations/families, just baiting people to comment on them. I'm so irritated by this. Obviously your life isn't that perfect when you constantly need attention from a social media network. The begging for attention friend is even better when the person is all over facebook, and yet they ignore you in person. Classic. The overshare friend is just that: they post uneccessary things that the average person doesn't need to know. I once had an FB friend that posted a status update basically announcing the end of his relationship and why it didn't work out. It sounded like a freaking press release! We don't need to know all these details! Especially the medical oversharers... NO ONE wants to hear the gory details about your child's birth or your kidney stones. Seriously, let's keep it classy.

Did this post sound bitter? I don't mean to be bitter. And this wasn't directed at anyone specifically, just people in general. I love you all!