Archive | May, 2011

We Survived!

31 May

I just arrived back from Austin after another ridiculous Memorial Day weekend at the river.

Lots to discuss, full post coming as soon as I sleep and shower.  The weekend may or may not have involved some ranch dip eating, Joe Public watchin’, booze tube dragging, stranger danger two stepping, corn cob bringing, beer ponging good times.

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I’m alive

26 May

So I’ve sort of dropped off the planet, huh?  I’m in Austin gearing up for my annual Memorial Day Weekend River trip.  Its a doozy.

I’ll be missing in action Friday-Monday celebrating with my friends.

I hope you have a wonderful, fun, awesome, totally ridiculous and safe holiday weekend.

The Bachelorette: And so it begins

24 May

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the oven.

That pretty much sums up the entire first episode of The Bachelorette.  Pretty sure that isn’t a saying.

Here are my rawest thoughts on the rawest of reality TV shows… or something.

Intros
-Why oh god why is she dancing?  Enough with the dancing.  You are in dental school not auditioning for the Laker Girls… or are you?
– Ryan P. “Solar Energy Executive”:  Reminds me a little of Dr. Andy Baldwin, no?
-JP  “Construction Management”:  Who doesn’t love a boy in a hard hat?  Looks like the poor man’s Chad Michael Murray.  Buying lots of onions.  Ew.
– Ben C “Lawyer”:  Nawlinz boy!  I like him.  Southern boy.  Seems legit.  Piano player.  Nice touch.
– Ben F. “Wine maker”:  Into brunettes.  He’ll be super into Ashley’s new locks.
– Bentley “Businessman”:  Daughter named Cozy.  Something’s not right about this.
– Anthony “Butcher”:  MEAT!!! (Beast shoutout)
– West Lawyer – Widower:  Purple shirt.  Love him.
– William  “Cellular Phone Salesman”:  Stepping stone to Happiness.  I don’t even know what that means.

Out the limo:
-Ryan P:  He’s stoked to get to know her
-Jon:  Nice tie.  Picks.  Her.  Up.
-Lucas:  Smells good.  (Texas Boy!)
-William:  Something about him creeps me out.  I just can’t put my finger on it.
-Mickey:  Nice try Mickey.  Dude tried to smooch her.
-Tim:  Needs to get his suit sized.  Awkward.  No words.
-Ben C:  Spoke French.  Awesome pink tie.
-St-ephen:  Way to notice her hair color, Mr. stylist man.
-Chris D:  Seems exceptionally suave.  Seems like a good ole midwestern boy
-West:  Broken compass, stuck on West… I kind of dig it.
-Anthony:  Nice gold necklace Anthony.
-Rob:  Yellow tie, awful hair.
-Ames:  Don’t.  Think.  I.  Like.  Him.  Ballet tix.
-Matt:  Love his grey suit, purple tie combo.  Taught her his secret handshake.  Kinda cute, maybe?
-Jeff:  Mask.  Guy.  No.
-Ben F. Brought wine for a toast.  Pretty cute.
-Frank:  picks her up.  why do guys do that??
-Michael:  totally should have shaved today.
-Chris (pinstripes):  CANADIAN!!
-Ryan M.:  Cute.  Like the striped ties.  Might be gay for Chris Harrison
-JP:  Still the poor man’s Chad Michael Murray
-Nick:  A poem.  Enough with the poems people!!
-Blake:  Fellow dentist.  Boring.  Typical
-Bentley:  Tool.
-Constantine:  Before reality tv I had no idea so many dudes were named Constantine.  Dude brought floss and tied it on her hand like a ring.  Can’t decide if I love it or hate it.

Cocktail Party Highlights
-Matt:  Made her call his mom.  Awkward.  So.  Awkward.
-Guitar in the pool  Love.
-Tim is so awkward.  And drunk., he leaves.  Sad & tragic exit.

Roses go to:
Ryan P (first impression rose)
Jeff
Constantine
Ben F
Lucas
Stephen
Matt
Nick
Chris D.
Ryan M
Blake
Ben C
West
JP
Ames
Bentley
and two other dudes I missed… anyone catch them?

Target Tuesday round 2

24 May

Its that magical time of week again.

This week I am all about the miscellany, so let’s get to it.

Tara Jarmon for Target Colorblock Dress

Um, its $10 sign me up.

Futai Leopard Umbrella
I’m all about umbrellas with auto open & close

Converse Janice Top

I don’t understand why this isn’t in my closet.

KitchenAid Chopper

I need this in my life.  Bad.

Awkward Turtle

24 May

Its World Turtle Day, y’all!  Around these parts we celebrate the awkward turtle.

This is how we do it.

What’s your latest awkward moment? 

Let’s talk about hair

23 May

Oh hair.  What a topic.  I’m pretty sure 2011 will forever be remembered as that year I hated my hair.

I started coloring my hair when I was 11 and never looked back.  Its been dark; its been playboy blond and pretty much every natural hair color in between.

I prefer being blond, unfortunately when you’re not naturally that way it gets expensive and time consuming and sometimes your hair gets fried.  Bleaching after bleaching after bleaching will do that.  Evidently.

So this year I decided to try something new.  In January I colored my hair super dark (well, dark for me) and decided I’d ride it out and let it fade until I absolutely could not stand it any more.  I’m on the brink and fighting the urge to get some highlights.  So  I began perusing old photos trying to figure out what color I had loved best before.

Care to join me on a stroll down hair color memory lane?

Hmm… methinks someone gained most of their weight between February 2004 and October 2004.  Damn you real world!

I first went ‘to the dark side’ in December 2003.  My own mother didn’t recognize me.  For the next few years I went dark every fall and blonded it up in the spring.  No wonder my hair got fried, it was confused.  I’m also glad I left my greasy side swept bangs in 2004.

Oh wait no, they reappeared briefly in 2005 at least they kind of look clean in this picture.  Thanks to dark hair and over tanning I looked like a complete fool for the beginning of 2005.  Oops.

In 2006 it was back to blond-blond but I started teasing my hair on a regular basis which is almost as good for your hair as bleaching it.

I only have one picture of my hair from 2007 because that was the year I did the least amount of stuff to it.  It stayed pretty much the same color and length.  I remained heavy on the teasing though.  Us Texas ladies love our big hair.

Don’t forget the Rave Hairspray.

Oh 2008.  Short.  Red.  Brown.  Blond.  Shorter.  Pretty sure I spend $900 less a year on eyeliner than I did in 2008.  Oy vey.

2009 another all blond year for this lady.  I chowed down pre-natal vitamins and biotin and went 3 months between hair cuts to get my mane to grow.  Success!


I miss that long blond hair more than I can tell you.  I colored my hair dark in October, went on a cruise and a week later it was blond again.  Money well spent, y’all.  Do you like my outfit in that October 2010?  I think I wore that exact same outfit in 3rd grade but the shorts were Umbros and not Lucy.

B-T-Dubs, whatever happened to Umbros?

I started off so strong in 2011 and its been downhill ever since.  I chopped some inches off then came the super dark hair which has faded lots to somewhat my natural color.  And while I absolutely hate the color, I also love not having the expense and not having to schedule my hair appointments 3 months in advance to get in with my stylist.

Have you had hair struggles?  Bad hair years?  Any serious regrets?

Sometimes its so hard being a girl.

Recent Breakfasts

23 May

There hasn’t been much talk about food here lately so I thought I would share some of my recent breakfast concoctions.

Chocolate covered strawberry overnight oats1/2 of oats, 3/4 cup of strawberries, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp lite chocolate syrup and 1 packet of splenda

Lazy Girl’s BreakfastQuaker Express Baked Apple with 1 tbsp of peanut butter

Nom-A-Lish Egg Scramble

(It looks kinda icky but it was major yum, a dinner favorite of mine, too.  Also ignore the spilled nail polish, thanks.)
3 scrambled egg whites, 1 slize of swiss cheese, 1 shredded corn tortilla, heathy pour of hot salsa (El Fenix brand)

Hot Chocolate Oatmeal


1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp of smart balance, 1 tbsp Hershey’s cocoa, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 2 packets of splenda & a splash of skim milk

Overnight Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

1/2 cup of oats, 1 tbsp of chia seeds 1 tbsp of Hershey’s cocoa, 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1/2 cup of skim milk

Also this.

Yorkie socks from the Wal-Mart in Arkansas?  Yes please.

Happy Monday folks!