Friday, April 6, 2012

The week in rants, raves and randoms.

What I wore: 30 days. No outfit repeats. Day 25.
Jeans, AE. Tank, PacSun. Bandeau, AE. Hat, F21. Sandals, Target.

  • Apparently, I love commas. Like really, really love them. They're all over the first draft of my novel and because I'm the one who put them there, I can't figure out if their placement is correct or not. And the more I think about it, the more I start to doubt myself, which then turns into a full-fledged comma panic attack and I have to stop working because all of the punctuation starts looking freaky, like when you look at a word for too long and it starts to seem like just an odd arrangement of letters with a strange, corresponding sound. 
  • I hate the little stickers on fruit. They're hard to peel off and even harder to throw away because they stick to my fingers (which is why I often just stick them to the kitchen counter and deal with them later). This week all of my apples had not one but TWO stickers each. Sommmmebody working in produce hates me.
  • Ryan's been working long hours this week...not coming home until after 8 a few nights. No one wants to spend that much time at work, so I hope his workload lightens up soon!
  • A new season of 16 & Pregnant has begun! I know, I know, my TV habits are atrocious. 
  • Yoshi wanted to butt in on the photo taking action today so he could give me some hugs and kisses. He's the best little snuggler ever. 
  • This week, Pandora has intuited precisely the right songs to inspire my editing. I have a few very specific stations I listen to when I'm writing or editing my fiction (I'll share more about my OCD writing habits at a later date) and Pandora has been pretty amazing lately. Keep it up, Pandora, I've got a lot more editing to do!
  • T.G.I.F.
  • When we grocery shop, we divide and conquer. Our grocery store is in the same parking lot as a Big Lots, so Ryan heads into Big Lots for energy drinks and toilet paper and stuff while I begin conquering the grocery list. We meet up shortly before I hit the checkout lane (I'm a speed demon with a grocery cart). This arrangement means Ryan doesn't always know what's on (or what isn't on) my grocery list. This week, since I'm trying out this restrictive 7 day diet, I didn't buy any ice cream. He was not pleased. I found this on our whiteboard grocery list (you may also notice that on this particular morning, Ryan "took Yoshi & fed him but no poops"...this is funny but irrelevant):


  1. YESSS for red jeans!!! love.

  2. all i needed was to read this post to know without a shadow of a doubt that you and i should be friends. however, i understand that my having said that could quite possibly creep you out just enough to make that friendship not likely, but i feel it needed to be stated.
    1)commas. what you said, that's my life.
    2)i may or may not have accidentally EATEN the sticker on my apple the other day. wtf? that's what i get for being so overzealous and under-mannered.

    3)16 & pregnant, along with my unholy love for Twinkies and corndogs, is my deep dark secret.


  3. Cute outfit. I use exclamation points wayyyy to much and now i'm trying not to use them right now and its super annoying! haha...your pug is so cute! Love him...I want a french bulldog

  4. Aw your pup is so cute! I love the red jeans and the floppy hat! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

  5. I could DIE, waiting for my favorite batch of Teen Mom's to start up again.

    I played with a fruit.. sticker today, the entire 3 hours that I skyped with my best friend before work today.. yep. Fidgeter much.

  6. love this!

  7. oh my goosness, I just want to say that your header is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. what a beautiful couple! I'm on my way to hunt for wedding posts here on your blog! XO

    happy Easter :) Hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!

    oh, n I'm also hosting a rad one of a kind giveaway that is surely to rock your socks.

  8. I JUST bought an outfit similar to that one! I'm not usually a red person, but the tone of the pants against shades of blue- blew my mind! You are writing a novel?

  9. I'm so excited about the new season of 16 & Pregnant so you're not alone :p I love Pandora, it never lets me down<3

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award so check out my last post :)


  10. Thanks for stopping by the little ole bloggy today! Your blog is super cute! & consider me your newest friend :)

    Btw- Stay tuned I am almost to my goal for my next giveaway!

  11. So, (as you can see by my blog) red and blue are like my favorite color combination in the history of the world. I saw this, got excited, then read that you're a novelist, and got even MORE excited!!! You have no idea how lonely I feel as a blogger who is primarily a fiction writer.

    I totally put your button up on my blog!!! Newest follower. :D


  12. That hat is adorable on you! Thanks for stopping by my blog love! xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  13. Yesssss! So glad I'm not the only one who hates those annoying stickers on fruit!
    LOVE your outfit!

  14. just saw your blog on Living Holland and wanted to stop by. This post makes me laugh haha. i love "eyes creame" too.


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