Monday, January 30, 2012

Suri's Burnbook

Suri's burnbook is the BEST website ever (ok, not ever ever) but its hilarious to read. Its written in the viewpoint of Suri Cruise (TomKat's kid...for those of you oh so not up to the times, Tom Cruise and Katie Holme's kid). My friend Sami sent me the link saying she has no idea why but she thinks I would love the blog...um duh. Its right up there with BetchesLoveThis and The Life & Lessons of Rachel Wilkerson. If you aren't reading these blogs, you really need to!!!

Because what 5 year old doesn't need red nail polish, lip stick, a starbucks cappuccino, and a Ferragamo handbag? OMG I just found another Suri website whilst researching on Wikipedia. I'm in love. SuriCruiseFashion. I'm in love.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Viva La Mexico!!!!!!!

If you're reading this then I'm on my way and/or have arrived already in Cabo!!!! A much needed week long vacation is in order. I have not set up any blog posts to be posted while I'm gone because to be honest, I've been too tired or busy to write any up yet! See you when I return :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Know You're Out There

Hey you! Yes, you! I know you're out there, so why don't you show me some love and follow me? Just click on the blue Join this Site button on the right hand side of the page and you can show me the love! I know I have more than 18 friends! I mean, this isn't a competition to see how many friends you can have but I love seeing new names pop up on the list! Who doesn't love knowing their loved?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pig Roast

Meet Theodore. Get in mah belly!

In December, my boyfriend and his kickball friends (fyi, they were MY friends first!) did their second annual pig roast. Yes, a pig roast in December...its cold as crap. Granted we had two big fires going and a garage where we put several heavy duty heaters in, but it was still cold in December! They really put a lot of work into the pig and getting everything ready but it turned out GREAT!!!

The pig was fantastic, we had a great turnout and everyone had a great time! I think the idea started in early 2010 when my boyfriend suggested they do it in December and it had a good turnout but it was much smaller scale. They started the pig in the morning and it was like 8 PM before it was done...way too late!!! This year they started the pig at midnight and did Edward 40 hands at 3 am...consequently two of them proceeded to throw it right back up...men, what are they thinking?!?!?!

I didn't take many pictures because I was having too good of a time and eating WAY too much food! I love my friends :)

Just some of the cool kids.
Doesn't this look like an ad for red solo cups?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Running's Dirty Little Secret

I realized this weekend that my half marathon was roughly 9 weeks away...YIKES!!!! I need to get back on the running bandwagon and kick up my exercise. I decided to kick my training up a notch and decided its a beautiful day out...and I should be running about 8 miles according to the sample training schedule. I drive back from Bad Newz on Sunday and get home at 4PM. Considering its still winter, I knew the sun was going to be scarce and I needed to get the show on the road. I rush in, change, and hit the pavement. I RAN 9 MILES!!!!!!! Holy shit batman, and I felt ok until about the 7th mile, but the last 2 miles were pretty much UP HILL. I live at the top of a gigantic hill and it always sucks running to the trail I run because its like a 45 degree trekk up...ICK. Let me just tell you that knowing its soon going to be dark really pushes you to run faster!

This weekend's weather was ridic and I ran in just a long sleeve t-shirt and my running skirt. I got these new compression socks for Christmas and was anxious to try them out...I love them!!!! And they served a second purpose...keeping my legs warm! I hate running in pants...cue in the title of this post....

Running's dirty little secret....

Chafing. Yes, that's right chafing. I feel like I was not fully prepared for this anomaly. No one talks about it. No one shares their pains. I had only really heard of men's nipples chafing because of their sweaty t-shirts. Well, thankfully some of my friends are seasoned marathoners and they had told me a funny story about chafing but I thought "well, it hasn't happened to me yet, I'm fine". And I totally wear dry-wick clothing that wicks away my sweat! No cotton for me!

Yeah, yeah, yeah...well shit on me. My first bout of chafing was NOT in a normal spot. For realz. About a year and a half ago, I ran a 10 miler in October and it was unseasonably warm. I wasn't prepared so I wore capris and a heavy shirt (Its OCTOBER, I should have been fine). Well I sweat my balls off and get home to take a shower. HOLY SHIT BURNING BATMAN. Thankfully my sweet friends sharing their story made me connect the dots...I had chafing...in between my ass cheeks!!! This can't be normal!!!!!!! One would think most chafing would be caused by chub rub. Well, not always. Anyways, pulling the story back in, after my 9 mile run yesterday I shower and realize HOLY SHIT BURNING BATMAN...AGAIN. I look down and I have chub rub between my legs. OUCH! I just don't get it, I'm not a big girl but I guess since my thighs do touch again, this leads to chafing. Lesson of the story...slather some Vaseline in any spot you think you could possibly experience this!

True Story. The End.

See, here's proof. For some reason my right thigh is worse than
my left...was the rub not from the other leg? There are actually 2
spots that rubbed on 1 leg. Maybe the shorts I was wearing?
No, I'm not afraid of putting my thigh/almost crotch on the internet. Ha.

But my run was great. Finished with about 10 minute miles. Too bad my hips and knees are dying today!Its hell getting old!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Shhhh...don't tell him but I have to admit my boyfriend has turned me on to a sport. Well, I mean I don't watch it by myself but I enjoy watching it on tv (or in person!) when I'm with him. Let's be honest...I originally started to like it because of all the fighting and blood. Ha! And the rules don't seem too hard to follow, unlike other sports. And its fast action even if they don't score much. I even bought my first Caps t-shirt at the last game...I finally felt legit ;)

In December I actually went to two games! For our 1 year anniversary I got us like 5th row seats (WHOA you can REALLY see the blood, sweat, (and tears)) which were awesome! And then for his birthday he got us tickets to see the game again. So this is like my 4th or 5th time going. I think its 5th but definitely 4th time, I just can't remember. And I even purchased my first Caps t-shirt!!! Its #8 Ovi :)

EEEEKKKKK I still cant believe I've sat this close!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

How to Tie a Scarf

I saw this really cool youtube video on 25 ways how to tie a scarf...pretty cool so I thought I'd share. When I lived in Europe, it seemed like everyone wore a tie and always looked so chic and I'd wonder how they did it. Now I know!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


HAHAHAHA my friend Nikki sent me this and its just too true not to post! I am NOT an outdoorsy person and I have no interest in camping or spending extra long hours outside...unless its on a beach or a patio with a drink in my hand.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

2011 went by with a blink of the eye. For sure. It was crazy fast! I'm not one for setting New Year's resolutions, but I think this year I'm really going to focus on bettering myself. Being healthier, eating healthier, taking vitamins, taking care of my skin, exercising more and drinking less. I know that's easier said than done but I think its possible. What are your resolutions for 2012?