Monday, August 4, 2014

Being a Tourist is Painful

Hey Folks!
So this weekend I pulled out my binoculars, put on my best fanny pack, Hawaiian print shirt, black socks and sandals and headed down to Washington, DC with my cousin and buddy to take in the sites. 
We walked all over the place - from the Jefferson Memorial, to the Lincoln Memorial, to the Martin Luther King Memorial, to the Roosevelt Memorial and to TWO Smithsonian Museums. My body hurts.
Being a tourist is painful.
My cousin came into town from Pittsburgh, and my buddy Marie came into town from Delaware for and we hopped on the metro and into the city to take in the sites:


It was a cloudy, overcast day but I think all my pics turned out really neat looking and we didn't sweat our balls off like you typically do when you see the sites in DC.
Great day. But the bottoms of my feet are still sore and my legs are killing me.
Maybe it's a sign I should start working out again.
Maybe not.
How was your weekend?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

30 Things: #15 If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

30 Things: #15: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
So, I've been procrastinating answering this question because it seems silly to me.
BUUUT then I found this great article on BuzzFeed that gave me my answer...and the results are:
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Independent and logical thinkers who are also persuasive leaders, ENTJs are business-minded and ambitious. They refuse to allow any subjective emotion to enter into their decision-making process, and as a result they can be seen as callous and cold. But these fierce individuals tend to be highly effective, successful, and incredibly powerful. They are truly the kings of the proverbial jungle.
This sounds exactly like me - don't you think?
You HAVE to do this to figure out what you are. I found it very interesting (and least for me) that I am ENTJ (Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging). Go HERE and find out what you are and then share with me!!
Click HERE to see my other Things (1-14).

Friday, July 25, 2014

Follow Friday

TGIF! It's been a really long time since I've done a follow Friday - so it's time for me to jump back on the bandwagon!
This week's question:
What is your favorite tv series that you can watch over and over again on Netflix?
Sex and the City. Hands down. I can watch over and over and over again, and I don't need Netflix because I own every episode on dvd AND the first movie (but not the second movie because that was trash).
I can always make a S&TC reference in any real life situation!
I still to this day LOVE Mr. Big.
I rooted from him from the very beginning and I still root for him.
AND my favorite line is "I SEE YOU CARRIE!!!" <--anyone know what episode that's from?!?! 
 Oh! Oh! and "I don't want to be the up the butt girl!"
What's your favorite tv series you can watch over and over again?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

30 Things: #14 - Describe 5 strengths you have.

30 Things:
#14 Describe 5 strengths you have.
Once I make up my mind - my decision is solid. I don't waver back and forth and I don't get influenced by other people's opinion (this too can be a weakness, but I choose to look at it in a positive light).
I have always had a strong sense of self and I work really hard at staying true to myself.
My Friendships/Relationships - I'm strength for my friends and they are strength for me through good times and bad.
I'm a mean hooker.
I keep moving forward - no matter how much I want to give up. I'm persistent (maybe that's why I'm in sales)
What's one of your strengths?
Click HERE to see my other 30 Things

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ::: What She Left Behind

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

Izzy wondered what horrors the hulking building had witnessed.  What dreadful memories had attached themselves to the bricks and mortar and clouded glass, forever part of the structure, mortared and sealed with blood and tears?
What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Moody Monday

Ugh. Monday already?!
I hope you had a good weekend! I spent a lot of time working on my crochet mood blanket.

Thanks to the feedback I got last week (on this post if I should unravel the 15 blocks I put in the wrong order or leave it) I decided to ... unravel. 

I know-I know it was a lot of work but in the end it'll be worth it. Each block represents a day and to be have a true representation of the year I had to correct my mistake.

I also spent MANY hours weaving in the tails. 199 blocks means a lot if tails. I got about 80% of them done but have more to go. 

I love this project! I have so many ideas for my 2015 blanket!


Linking up with: Create With Joy, Submarine Sunday,

Friday, July 18, 2014

30 Things: #13 Describe 5 weaknesses you have.

13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
#1 - Guilt Trips
I'd hate to tell this secret on myself but I always fall for a guilt trip. I can't stand that feeling eating me up inside and if someone calls me out on that guilt I'm liable to do whatever they ask. I hate that about myself. I always take the guilt trip when someone pulls that card on me.
#2 - Craft Stores/Yarn Sales.
Since I'm driving around all the time for work craft shops always catch my eye - particularly ones that aren't in my normal shopping areas. I could have my last $5 in my pocket and would want to spend it on yarn.
#3 - Speaking Before Thinking
I swear the words fly out of my mouth sometimes before they process through my brain and I end up saying some really off the wall stuff. Especially when I'm mad. I need to calm down, take a deep breath, count to 10 and give the words enough time to process through my head before I say stuff I have to apologize for later. This is an ongoing problem for me (it also works in my favor and makes me seem really witty when I'm in good spirit - guess it works both ways).
#4 - Cupcakes/Cake/Sugar
I was counting calories for a hot minute...then birthday season came around and I couldn't control myself. I actually want a cupcake right now. My favorite as of late has been Chocolate Ganache from Lilly Magilly's and Lemon. I LOVE Lemon cupcakes. Drool.
I do have to be careful though since diabetes runs in my family.
#5 - Drowning in Bad Mood/Bad Feelings
I let my bad moods take over my whole day. If one thing bad goes wrong I have the tendency to want to go hide under the cover in bed and go to sleep (as like a reset). I need to really work on not letting one incident ruin my whole day. I literally have to tell myself to smile when I'm about to fall of the deep edge. Smiling is suppose to help you feel better...I read that somewhere.
What's one of your weakness?
To see 1-12 of my 30 Things go HERE.