August 28, 2014

ten things

1. I started back to school this week. The first week isn't usually too terrible except for the whole did-I-show-up-to-where-I-was-supposed-to-be-at-the-right-time part of the equation. My love for school supplies runs deep, but I pretty much have all I need (and then some). I did splurge on some new writing utensils because I couldn't help myself.

2. My vacation was brilliant. BRILLIANT! I crossed just about everything off my list. Amongst other things, I spent an entire day with these two gems [and the dog].
bow down, humans. 

After about a week after classes were out I looked in the mirror and I recognized myself! It's amazing what a little sunshine, rest, and alone time can do for a lady.

3. I'm having heartbreak over all the things happening in our world. We need some peace, friends.

4. When I was at Target the other day I found a Mr. Coffee on the clearance shelf for $11.29. I've been fighting the Keurig convenience for years because I like a stronger cup of coffee and I can't convince myself that the waste is worth it. I probably spent $11.29 a week on plain, black coffee. A WEEK. So, I wedged that box into my basket telling myself that I'll get a reusable K-cup. [Does anyone have one they really, really like?] Then I found Copper Moon InstaKups in a 36 count box on clearance at Kroger for $5. I figure that will last me until I get my reusable cup and the Copper Moon cups have just a small ring of plastic with a coffee filter at the bottom. AND the coffee is remarkably tasty. AND it's an Indiana company. So I feel less guilty [or at least I'm trying to convince myself of that] until I get my reusable cup.

5. Today my neighbor called me "sweetheart." As in, "How are you sweetheart?" Me.

6. On an outing Monday with friends to get pedicures [and snuggle this little bean] we drove by Mug n' Bun. It's apparently an Indianapolis thing, so I insisted we pull over and get root beer. [Do you say "r-ew-t beer" or "r-uh-t beer"? I say r-ew-t.] A large comes in a commermorative cup, so how could I say no?
It's like root beer and cream soda got together and had a love child that I slurped up through a straw. How's that for some imagery?

7. I turned my air conditioning on this week. You can only have so much willpower in the face of something of non-importance when your body is coated in sweat.

8. My parents got iPhones. Watch out facebook, my father has 24/7 access.

9. Fine. I'm ready for fall and colorful trees and boots and pumpkin flavored everything. #confession

10. Pentatonix has a new album coming out September 23rd. I'm so excited that I pre-ordered it. Do you want a copy too? Leave a comment and I'll randomly choose someone to get it through iTunes. You could tell me one of the following:
     a) hi
     b) what reusable k-cup you use [I'm sure they're not technically all called "k-cups" since that's a brand name, but you know what I mean.]
     c) your life story
     d) a blog you can't stop reading
     e) your favorite snack
     f) how you pronounce root beer


August 13, 2014

check that off the list

OK. I did it.

I just hit play on SW. I can't decide if I want to write a stream of consciousness or not, so I'll start with yes and see where it leads. It's 10:09am and I have my coffee, a whole wheat english muffin with crunchy peanut butter and bananas next to me. Outside it's thundering and raining.

From here below there will be no editing, this is straight stream of consciousness.

why are the words at this bizarre angle?
i'm pretty sure i saw the spoof movie where they did this and i didn't get it.


silent runners. weird.

and a trashcan robot that communicates via beeps. [I knew about that one, but i can't remember his name.]

darth vader. "vader in german means father."

I'm curious. are these bad guys humans with masks or do they just look like that? I mean, I know they're actors in masks and plastic suits, but in the movie are they supposed to be humans in masks and plastic suits? does Darth Vader ever take off the mask? how did the sex thing happen with Luke's father?

I can't decide if there's a man inside the gold robot thing or not? His head is so small...

This is literally like a little boy's fantasy with all the made up talk and everything. hilarious. The glowy-eyed little guys dressed like Franciscan monks just showed up.

I thought Harrison Ford was Luke...but apparently not. Luke is so whiney!

"Help me Obeonekanobi, you're my only hope."


Introduction of the light saber.
Definition of "the force." So new age-y. 

"Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerers ways Darth Vader..." His face. OH MY GOSH.

I think that face means Luke is pissed and he wants some revenge.

Harrison Ford! Han Solo. Presh, but carries the same arrogance he does as a man.

Dat jump to light speed. Woah.

The accents of all these confusing.

They are in garbage that only contains metal and water and they're complaining about the smell. WEIRD.
OK, I stopped typing because I was having a difficult time paying attention. I didn't love this movie. I'm sorry. Do I need help? People never say "Star Wars? Meh." They just start telling jokes and talking trivia and I'm all  -__-  WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?

May the force be with you...and also with you. [That's how my mind works.]

August 10, 2014

to do list

I'm on vacation and I'm pretty stoked about it. OK, fine: I'm positively giddy. This is my first break since December where I don't have some assignment hanging over my head and 60 pounds of nursing textbooks in my bags...I have $1 novels from the clearance shelves at Half Price Books.

I still am approaching this break with a sense of purpose and have created this list of things to accomplish. My goal is to feel that that I have appropriately "breaked" if you know what I mean if you can catch what I'm throwing down if we're speaking the same lingo ...yeah.
  • Lay in the sunshine by the lake, if you follow me on IG you knew this one
  • Read a minimum of 5 novels
  • Drink coffee only in the mornings, unless I want it. My point is that I don't need to drink it to stay awake! 
  • Eat Amish crack...twice, but no more. I must set appropriate boundaries. 
  • Spend a day in Olin alone with a picnic lunch and no phone
  • Kayak before 7am
  • Dance until my feet hurt at Christin's wedding 
  • Hug and laugh and catch up with my Lifesign Loves
  • Purchase my textbooks
  • Visit Kate and eat sundaes at DeBrand's
  • Shop at ClothesMentor
  • Walk most nights
  • Watch Star Wars if it's a rainy day
  • Bake a tomato pie
  • Sew Sarah's wedding present [if I finish it before their one year anniversary, I'm not a terrible friend, right?]
  • Eat as much produce as humanly possible
  • Go to dinner with a delightful group of people in Goshen [Goshen, are you my future home?]
  • Cook for my grandparents
  • Wear sunscreen and a swimsuit
  • Bathe in the lake
  • Peruse the countryside, windows down, music up
  • Eat a glazed doughnut from Foltz's 
  • CORN!
  • Edit pictures
  • Read old issues of Food Network Magazine
  • Allow all the melanin that's been hibernating within me it's time to shine
  • Find a place to pick peaches -- stop telling me they're not ready yet! I'm talking to you, every you pick stand I've looked up!
  • Solo adventure to Turkey Run!
  • Bake something [or perhaps I should say "some things"]
  • Blog if I want to and don't if I don't