Thursday, April 29, 2010


"all these ups
trip up our
good intentions

nobody said this was an easy ride"

mmmhmmmm, Jon McLaughlin. Gosh darn, you are good.

Keep on asingin' that one-two beat.

Martin Luther King Had A Dream.

And so did Katie.

Katie's is a bit weirder and doesn't benefit people as Martin's dream did; hers did, however, give me a chuckle first thing.

Welcome to the text I received earlier this morning:

Now - there are a few things that lead us to knowing this is indeed a dream. Let's start with the fact that it'd hardly be ideal to truly bring a pet octopus everywhere. Also, the major fact that I greatly dislike most every sea creature. Also, they are really ugly.

Judge's rule?

However, if I were to have a (fictional) pet octopus, I'd want her to be exactly like Pearl, the tiny pink octopus in the great Disney movie, "Finding Nemo."

"Awwwww, you guys made me ink!"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

If You Want A Revolution.

I never knew that Gatorade got its name from the University of Florida and its head football coach back in 1965. He merely suggested his players needed something more to help them get through practice and the games.

Though it was the Woodstock era, I can't believe drugs weren't the first thought. Oh wait - yes they were. Sodium tablets. Turns out those didn't get the deed done. A scientist at the University of Florida created the liquid concoction to aid the Gators.

You with me? AID the GATORs. Enter GATORADE.

Gatorade's held true to their originality while embracing change. Not an easy task.

They've taken it to another level with the most recent commercial that I absolutely love:

Happy Feet.

On the list of things that make me happy, purple shoes are pretty high.

Not to mention, comfortable purple shoes! We all know comfort is and always will be key.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Brilliant Brights.

Here's the thing...I'm not big into using pitchers, real chip n' dip bowls or things of this nature. Heck half the time I think it's too much effort to use more than one dish while making dinner, but I would totally use these:

It wouldn't matter whether it was winter, summer, spring or fall. I'd make use of them as much as possible. Plus what excuse do you really need to eat guacamole? It should really be called guacamore!

Perhaps I need to frequent Crate n Barrel more often!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Smart Words. Always Preferred.

So I'm dining at my friend Kristyn's casa two nights ago. A couple of us have put together a mish mash of a meal - my favorite kind - because like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're doing to get.

We've consumed all we can when her doorbell buzzer fills the room. The three of us look at each other in confusion because it's 9pm on a Wednesday night and we're not expecting anyone else (since others bailed suffering with acid reflux and allergies...aka booooooring).

So Kris goes over to the buzzer to inquire and it's this "door-to-door" salesman from some place that just sounded sketchy. No need to answer - let's let him move on.

After settling back into her spot on the sofa, her words of wisdom arrive:

"Well, he either worked for that company...or he did not," she says with all seriousness.

Reason #49342 I am friends with her: She really never leaves me without at least one quotable to hang onto for the rest of my life.

And yes, Kris, you are so right. He either did or he did not. Same way, I'm either really writing this blog post...OR I'm not.

It's nights like that where I grow extra-thankful for my friends.

It's Official!

One of the biggest compliments someone can give you:

"i'm inspired by your positivity!"

I'll take that and run with it...right into the daily sunset.


I've always loved...


This just brings a new meaning of why.

Yes please!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Enlightening words

Yesterday, I finished reading a book! Aren't you proud? School done me good.

This book was called Council of Dads (and it's a true story). The premise is actually really sad, but to sum it up, the author is diagnosed with cancer in his femur and doesn't want his three year old twin girls to grow up without a dad. He recruits six men to be his voice, should anything go south. His only rule was that these men could not be related to either him or his wife.

The idea is the girls never have to read the book since he wants to survive.

What I took from the book are the six things he took from his friends:

• Approach the cow.
• Pack your flips flops.
• Don't see the wall.
• Tend your tadpoles.
• Live the questions.
• Harvest miracles.

The book got me thinking what role I would play - were I to apply those six things to my life. I would hope mine is to "harvest miracles."

Find the good in everything. Out of everything bad, comes something good. No matter where you are - who you're with - good is everywhere. You've just got to be looking.

**I have every right to say this, especially now having survived this weekend as a bridesmaid to my great college friend and I came down with the freaking stomach flu. Yes, I was feeling awful, but the bride wasn't and it was her day. I'll take one for the team any day of the week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Truth Doesn't Always Hurt.

Take Nicholas Sparks for instance.

I tried to figure out a way to get the amazingness of this onto my blog, but you'll have to go here for the chuckle.

Hey - if the wheel ain't broke, don't fix it!

Keep us crying, Nick.

Here's the idea for your next book:

*Author's note: I write this post as a Nicholas Sparks book-reader.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bananas at Butler.

Butler was not a Cinderella team.

Butler is an amazing team who gave Duke a run for their money. That game last night was ridiculous as were the seats I was fortunate to sit in...

I am not and never will be a Duke fan, but you can't take away the sweetness of seeing the players' joy and coaches' class upon winning.

As a DePauw alum, I was proud to watch another coach Butler through an amazing season and onto the championship game. That's the closest I'll ever get to cheering on DPU at the D1 Final Four so I took what I could.

Unreal experience. Lucas Oil was electric last night and I lived to tell.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oh The Irony

of an April Fools Joke turned real.

Last year, my friend Bridget found it funny to do the fakengagement via Facebook that threw many in a tizzy (and I should probably brush ma shoulders off because I knew immediately what was going on).

Go figure: about an hour ago, I got a text from my friend, Natalie, saying she got engaged! This one is legit and real and really exciting - but I do feel bad that my first instinct was, "I hope this isn't a joke!"

So learned the lesson of the Boy who cried Wolf.

On that note -
Today's status: "friday," high of 80, more registrations, 20% off mojitos & HOOTERS with some fools!

Today has been such a great day and it seems fitting that the happy hour I am heading to, the bar's slogan is: "Where Good Days Meet Great Nights"

This is one happy fool up in here! In case you are interested in the history of April Fool's Day, read on here.