Things That (You Forgot) Suck

Twizzlers. This whole post was inspired by Twizzlers.

I love all candy, remember? Well, the other day I was craving some sweets, so I strolled over to the vending machine area at work, and perused the selection. For some reason I chose Twizzlers and the second I bit into the first piece I said to myself “Yup, that was a bad decision.”

Halfway through the package of candy (obviously, I had to finish the package to make sure they really sucked) I started to think of other things that suck that I forget they suck until I’m experience the sucky thing. You follow? If not, let me explain. Other examples include:

The Dentist. Sure, everyone knows the Dentist isn’t fun but a couple days before the appointment you just give in to the fact that you have to go and tell yourself it won’t be that bad. But the moment you sit in that plastic covered chair and have another person’s fingers jammed in your mouth hole trying to carry on a conversation you remember how bad these Dentist appointments actually are.

The Gyno. Just replace jammed fingers in your mouth hole with jammed fingers in your…. wait. Nevermind.

Jean Shopping. I try to avoid this at all costs. I would rather go bathing suit shopping than jean shopping because I can never find anything that fits correctly. I have 1 pair that currently fits “okay” and I will wear them until they a) no longer fit or b) rip. I’m always optimistic when I decide to go shopping by telling myself that those 3 squats I did the night before will make all the difference but the moment I slip my foot into the first leg hole I instantly remember why I avoid shopping for jeans.

Math. Go ahead. Try to do some super abstract algebra or geometry problem (I always hated how teachers called math examples math “problems.” Yeah, no shit. This is a giant problem because math is awful.) I honestly have no idea how I got through math classes without drugs. Thank God my college had a “History of Math” class that counted for math credits.

Stubbing your toe. I would rather give birth to an adult hippo than stub my toe.

Hangovers. I think we can all relate to this one, right? I have had my fair share of hangovers and while I never intend to drink that much (that’s a lie) sometimes when the mood is right you can’t help yourself. One moment you’re sipping a Miller Lite bottle and then the next thing you know you’re taking shots of Fireball and accepting drinks from strangers at the bar. It’s fun at the time so you don’t stop to think about the consequences you surely will experience the next day. However, when your head is laying on a dirty toilet seat the next morning you are reminded why drinking sucks. Until the next night when you do it again. It’s a never ending cycle. (Or is that just me?)

If you’ve never had a hangover, just drink margaritas from pint glasses.
It’s the quickest way to get a hangover.

Biting into that mystery nubby piece of “chicken” at McDonalds. You know what I’m talking about, right? That weird lumpy cartilage piece of chicken? If not, congratulations. I have bitten into that mystery chicken piece on more than 1 occasion and it has ruined my whole day. In fact, it has ruined McDonalds for me forever since I can’t remember the last time I ate at a McDonalds.

Snow. Just kidding. I never forget how much snow sucks. Remember?

The day after Christmas. What.. a.. let.. down. Enough said.

Or better yet, working the day before Thanksgiving. Like myself, today. I’m one of the only few people in the office, and I have a feeling today is going to drag on.

So now, in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.. what are some other things that suck?

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Things I should have done this weekend.

Monday’s are not that tough when you only have 3 days of work ahead of you before the glorious feast known as Thanksgiving. I wasn’t all too excited about the Holiday until this morning when I realized I only had to endure 3 more days of my hellish 5:30 a.m. wake up call before I could start drinking heavily without feeling guilty because duh, Thanksgiving is for drinking heavily without judgment.

You can quote me on that.

I feel like every year around this time my body goes into hibernation mode where I try to salvage all of the “down” time I can get before my schedule is bombarded with family parties, shopping, and last minute work deadlines. I had a whole list of things I should have done this weekend but, yeah, none of them happened.

In a perfect world, I would have done at least SOME of the following things this weekend:

– review and order engagements photos
– clean the bathroom
– vacuum the downstairs, staircase, and upstairs
– finish blog post drafts (I have about 50)
– mop kitchen floor
– hang up photos and shelves in newly painted kitchen (Home Improvement)
– clean out my car
– make appointment for snow tires (The S Word)
– make rice krispie treats (my spin on this classic recipe coming soon)
– exercise
– schedule a haircut
– start and complete one of the 3 million Pinterest projects from my Craft Board
– clean out my closet and donate unused items to the Salvation Army
– start Christmas shopping
– put on real clothes
– pay bills
– figure out wtf I’m doing for wedding stuff
– return clothes to TJ Maxx
– take a nap
– update my resume

So you see, I actually had a lot of things to complete this weekend but in reality all I did was the following:

– watched Netflix until my eyes hurt
– drank boxed wine

My lack of weekend activities also means a lack of photos; however, I’m sure my weekend looked a little something like this:

border collie, sheets, dog, bedding

Anyway, Happy Monday!

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A Few Observations…

You know how when you learn a new word and then you see that word everywhere?
Well, this is a mishmash list of things I’ve been noticing lately. Enjoy.

Every blogger has their own t-shirt line out now.

Or they are writing a book.

Or they are training to be marathon runner.

OR they are jumping onto the Taylor Swift bank wagon (…myself included.)

I think am the only person that has not watched Gilmore Girls.

Better yet, I think I am the only person who is NOT going to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

Peanut butter tastes best when eaten out of the jar. With a fork.

The Bagel Bites people should have asked me to participate in their blogger campaign.

If there is ever a wine/bagel bites/peanut butter/bad decisions campaign… I should be the ring leader.

Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) should have been Mr. Grey (and no, I’m still not over him backing out of the role.)

The women who love wedding planning are bat shit crazy. I am so stressed I need to be put in a padded room.

Why are people trying to make easy recipes even easier with Crockpots? For example: mashed potatoes. You really don’t have the 30 minutes to peel, boil, and mash potatoes? But you have time to put them in a Crockpot and wait 5 hours for them to cook? Am I missing something?

Where the hell did November go? Thanksgiving is next week. HOW is that possible?

The Grits Blog - Little Friday Linkup

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Thankful Thursday

What is it about the Holiday season that makes us (or at least most of us) burst with joy?  We buy gifts for our families, friends and co-workers. We bake cookies. Listen to Christmas music. Decorate our houses. Plan parties. And so on.Wouldn’t life be SO much better if we celebrated like that year round?

Every year, especially around Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to stop and reflect on all of the things and people we are grateful for. I personally love doing that since sometimes I tend to dwell on negative things rather than the positive.

So when the beautiful Katelyn from XO, Katelyn tagged me to participate in this great idea I was happy to oblige!

XO, Katelynn

Here are the details: List a few things that you are grateful for and then tag 10 bloggers and invite them to do the same. Make sure to mention the person that tagged you, and also be sure to let them know you tagged them.

Here is my list.. some sentimental.. some more practical.

thanks, thanksgiving, thankful thursday

1: Family.
Mine is the best.

stick figure family

2: Paco.
He truly is amazing. He puts up with my crazy mood swings, is nothing but supportive and always respects me. There are times when I give him plenty of reasons to tell me to piss off and he never does.

engagement photos, love, nature, engaged

3: Friends.
Although I don’t see them or talk to them as much as I’d like, I am still thankful knowing they are there.

4: Health.

5: Bailey.
I’ve never been responsible for taking care of another living things life and although she’s a pain sometimes I really do love that little pup.

border collie, best friend, let me tell you about my best friend

6: Indulgences.
I know you’re thinking “Gee Nancy, thanks, that’s super specific…” Hear me out.. I am thankful for all of the material things and indulgences I am lucky enough to afford such as: WINE, coffee, chocolate, pizza, a new car, etc. There are so many things that I take for granted and I forget how luck I am sometimes. Allie has talked about that here and it’s a great read.

pinterest, granted, quotes, grateful

7: The Unknown.
Which sounds kind of dark and scary now that I typed it out. But I am thankful for life and all of its adventures. I sort of like not knowing exactly how it is all going to play out.

pinterest; lets be adventurous; quotes

Alright ladies, your turn!

Ali Rose
That’s the Story of…
Me as Meghan
Living Barefoot and Crazy
A Splash of Mimosa
The Cozy Corner
Coral’s Country
A Life Less Traveled
Coral Tinted Perceptions
Chasing My Halo

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The S Word.

I hate the “S” word. Actually, I hate a few “S’ words and unfortunately they are common occurrences in my neck of the woods.

Snow. Slush. Storms. Sleet. Slippery. Shiver. Skating. Skiing. Snowmobiling. Snowboarding. Shoveling. Sledding. Snow tires. Sneeze. Sniffle. Snot. SAD.

All of these S words can be attributed to NEPA winters. And let me preface this by saying I understand our winters have nothing on some of the other areas in the world but I’m a giant wuss so bear with me. I started thinking about all of these “S” words today when I woke up and saw a fresh coat of snow blanketing the ground.


Obviously I didn’t take a picture of it, because.. I hate it but I also wasn’t prepared to deal with such a travesty so early in the morning (on my FIRST day back to work after 10 glorious days of stay-cation.)

To me it looked like this..


In reality it probably looked more like this..


And to be fair – I can’t say I actually “hate” skating, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding because I’ve never done ANY of those activities. Yes, I have managed to be a PA resident for 28 years and never partake in any of those sports. Why? Because I hate cold weather and snow.

Anyway. Happy Monday.

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