Thursday, September 29, 2011

song of the day.

One word:

Adele.



Yes, I'm late to this party, but better late than pregnant.

time to face the new book.

In about two to four weeks, Facebook is changing...again. If you're had qualms about their most current changes, b-b-b-b-baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

It's gonna freak your freak...in the best way. As a self-diagnosed social media addict and semi-web nerd, I love it. It's a clean layout and it clearly shows you everything you've posted online. Aesthetically, it pleases the eye as we're naturally drawn to images over words. Sure, it's a change, but as Sheryl Crow sings...a change will do you good.

Learn how to preview the new Facebook Timeline before it goes live here.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

quick! make a wish for free ice cream

Did you do it? Close your eyes and make that wish?

That’s downright incredible. Your wish has been granted!

September is the official Make-A-Wish month and today (and today only) from 5p – 8p at participating Cold Stone Creameries, you can get free ice cream…and make a donation to Make-A-Wish for making your wishes come true! They are giving away free “Sprinkled with Wishes Creations”: Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Brownie, Rainbow Sprinkles and Fudge.

Why helloooo, gorgeous...

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Who doesn't love free ice cream and helping children? Wait, don't answer that because if you don't like helping children, I don't want to know.

I like my happy-go-lucky world as is. And that's the cold hard truth.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the big d.

People in Texas can handle the heat. People like me cannot. So when I booked a trip to Dallas in mid September, I thought truly how hot can it be? Welp – that’s an easy answer: HOT.

Dallas/Fort Worth was hot off an almost recording setting 40+ days of temps over 100*. How lovely, she thinks sarcastically.

My flight was set to get in around 10:15 last Friday night so I could purposefully avoid heat for at least one of the days I was there. However, in booking one of the later flights, what I wouldn’t realize is though Texas hasn’t seen rain in a while (and Lord knows they needed it), I would be flying in during the first night rain decided to grace the south with its presence in months. Unfortunately we were on the plane for a total of 5.5 hours – including a pit stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma to “refuel.” Needless to say, I arrived a bit later than anticipated but arrived to cooler air and a pre-poured glass of red by my thoughtful cousins.

Saturday greeted us with some cloudy skies (false alarm! Still hot) and a trip to the always fanatic Blinn household for a bagel breakfast. Conversation flowed of pride for America, emoticons, bagels and Uncle Rick’s impending surgery (including him showcasing his new hospital slippers and glasses).

Meghan and I spent the afternoon tasting about five hundred and three different wines at the Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas and met up with good ol’ Megsters and her parents. The afternoon was a whirlwind but I do know we managed to make a pit stop to admire overly priced blown glass and the ultimate Texas flip-flops.

Sunday was the September Blinn birthday bonanza featuring pizza, football and trying to coax Debo to share her Saturday night with the entire household. Before arriving at my aunt and uncle’s though, we made Kerri history. For the first time ever, I got to go to a Sonic. Yep – SONIC. I’d seen the commercials. I’d loved the commercials. I’d never been…until Texas. It was all I could have hoped for…and I was so overwhelmed by all of its offerings: crushed ice, tater tots, individual drive ups, that I couldn’t even pull it together to order one thing.

Despite the three hour delay on the way home too (seriously, I made it rain – similar to Meghan’s “make it rain” dance where she polishes the silver), the weekend was a success. It makes me grateful that the events of the past have brought together family and makes me wonder how we were all blessed with this quirky sense of humor. Everything clearly happens for a reason.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

today’s irony


I just looked up how to spell misspelling.

The good news? I spelled it correctly!

Little victories forever.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

THAT'S A DARN GOOD MONKEY

Oh my gosh - one of the best videos ever. Never was there such a cute little confused couple to attempt the webcam.

"You do more things on accident than most people do on purpose."

What's scary is I can easily see my parents having something similar happen, considering when we videochat with Mark my dad will occasionally peer over the computer and say "Look Mark! I'm upside down!" then laugh at himself.



Thursday night contentness.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

new girl. new show. new version of awesome.

Sometimes you get texts from your friends which look like this:


Then sometimes you follow up the text, adhering to their advice and watch the preview they mentioned:



Then you realize:

A show has been written that encapsulates you in TV show form, living in the dream world you've dreamt about. Scary.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

cross country.

While there's a ridiculous number of things I find funny and entertaining in this world, it's rare it's a commercial.

When it's a commercial about a freakin' car that makes me laugh, I can't help but wonder: am I growing more pathetic in my humor or are car commercials stepping up their game?

I'm opting for the latter. It's the end that slays me. So simple.

Friday, September 2, 2011

rule #76: no excuses. play like a frickin' champion.

Maybe it's that I'm a sucker for lists and rules - at least when said lists and rules apply to life.

Thanks to Pinterest, I discovered my new favorite blog of rules: Etiquette for a Lady.


If I've just blown your mind between Pinterest and the Etiquette blog, sit tight and enjoy both website rides.

Etiquette of a Lady is a wonderfully soothing place where ladies submit their own rules; however, there must be little web elves who screen which posts appear online. I can think of a few rules I'd add which wouldn't exactly highlight the etiquette of me - which brings me to why I chose to post rule #158 above.

Now's a good time to share a fun story. I went on a date last night with a male we'll call Frickin' - mostly because that's what he said every other word instead of just swearing already. Anyways, ten minutes into the date (oh hell, two minutes if we're being honest), I knew he wasn't my future so I sat there and forced myself to converse. Luckily, I can talk to a wall, a dog or myself really well.

Finally, two hours pass - two hours too many, but that's neither here nor there - and I realize I can politely call it a night without stripping him of his manlihood. The bill came and being the polite nice person I am, I offered to split (truth: I was merely being polite).

To my astonishment, Frickin' looked at me and said: "Oh well, sure! That'd be great - if you don't mind." Are you kidding? Of course I mind. The total bill was fourteen dollars, Frickin'. This was your idea. I was being nice was what I should have said, but instead I looked down, rolled my eyes at my wallet and tentatively placed my card down to split the bill. Alas, it's safe to say there will be no frickin' date number two but I definitely learned a lesson:

Rule #207: When on a date in which a man initiates, do not offer to split the bill...
especially when the total bill is less than twenty dollars.