I know exactly when it happened.
My first year of university, I started dating this guy. A music guy. Who actually got watery eyed when he searched through my CD collection and found Now 4. And not only did he find that particular CD extremely and personally offensive, he found dozens more like it. In fact, he didn’t find a single CD to approve of in the mix of boy bands and mainstream pop.
Instead of defending my choices, I meekly listened as he raved about all the new, hip and obscure bands I had never heard of- that were …READ MORE
You know, there was a moment today when I realized that being single sometimes really sucks. Did I get a wedding invitation and not have a date? Was I realizing that there’s no way I was going to be able to eat all the rice krispie squares I made? Did I have an itch I couldn’t scratch?
No. No annnnnd No (and for that last one, get your head out of the gutter).
I was having to drive my car in for an oil change. You know when you have to drive your car in and make sure it lines …READ MORE
So, many of you know Lisa who is a) a gem b) the founder of 20SB. You know she’s a big deal because she’s first name only- Lisa. She’s the new Dooce. Trust. Anyway, Lisa let me in on this fun idea called Blog Carnival where you get a topic and write on it and then they get shared. And this months topic involved Presents! And a list! Two of my favourite things (Also? The day that there’s a topic that involves presents, lists AND Josh Lyman, I may pee my pants with excitement. Internet, you have been warned), so …READ MORE
Tall. Short. Funny. Serious. Glasses. No glasses. Outgoing. Shy. Overly careful. Recklessly careless.
Lately I’ve been thinking about ‘types’. A type being a group of individuals who have all share the qualities you want, that you find attractive. Consider them your personal jackpot of goodness- of swoonworthiness. Through fate or chance or hard work, they meet the criteria that you’re instinctively attracted to. When you meet a person who has the qualities (superficial or otherwise) that you’ve deemed attractive, it’s a good feeling. When you find that person, the one who you save your best stories for, the one you …READ MORE
You know when you’ve gone days without sleep because you and your friend thought it would be hilarious to drink three cases of beer and go dancing instead of sleeping? And you are tired, but not in the “I’m so sleepy” way, but in the way that makes the word ‘ketchup’ suddenly the FUNNIEST thing ever?
That’s how I feel right now except I’ve been sleeping. And you know, not drinking liters of beer. In fact, I’ve been sleeping well, and today even bought the greatest new shoes (these ones in black). So, I thought I should give you …READ MORE
A young girl was breaking up with the “looks good on paper” fiancé. They were standing on a dock facing the ocean, watching the waves coming in when she handed him back the ring that had been the promise of their future. She wished that he would do something impulsive, something reckless. She silently prayed he would throw the ring into the ocean, if he could do something like that- an irresponsible and unexpected grand gesture, he would be the one for her. She realized that’s what she needed- proof he was willing to do more than any other man. …READ MORE
Secret Guilty Confession: You know those posts where people show off the contents of their handbag? I love those. Almost as much as I love Stephen Colletti after this weeks episode of The Hills (which had me singing like Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid “kiss the girl! kiss the girl!). Because I’m cool like that.
Hmm. I love how I just divulged my Colletti crush and THAT wasn’t my guilty confession.
As many of you know, I attended the wedding with the ice sculpture that required me to recite a sonnet last week. I have also recently figured …READ MORE
I just watched Michael Clayton. And you know what I kept thinking through the whole movie? How crazy Tilda looked at the Oscars. Like that guy Powder, but in a dress. Thank goodness George in all his brooding handsomeness kept me entertained. I give it 3 swoons out of 4.
And that whole paragraph completely sums up why I’m not a movie reviewer.
So, I’ve seen some bloggers have “Pay It Forward” contests and although the term “Pay it forward” makes me cringe (I just think Kevin Spacey as a burn victim), I really liked the idea. So I’m …READ MORE
If you watch this and don’t feel like it’s changed your life for the better, I will give you your money back. And a kidney for your trouble.
And on a completely different note- tomorrow I will be partaking in the most exciting and rewarding part of my job thus far- the elaborately planned out leprechaun hunt. Picture it- two teachers, 30 students, hidden clues in the playground, fake gold, maps, face paint, leprechaun nets, and taunting notes from smug (but grammatically correct) leprechauns.
I’m pretty confident we will not catch a leprechaun, but that we will have fun …READ MORE