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Brain Dump Friday

  • I am more than excited today because tomorrow morning I am leaving (on a jet plane <—- song reference) to go to California for a week to visit my long lost sister who I havent seen in 2 1/2 years. I am extra excited! I am actually really excited to see my dog-nephew also. He is getting old and we need to spend some quality time together.

Cody (I love his Grinchy little feet)

  • Speaking of which, I wonder how Torrance and Kona will survive. I can only hope they dont starve to death and also that they clean up after themselves hopefully.
  • I am so sick of the news it isnt even funny.
  • I am really excited because for my plane ride, I rented and downloaded Pitch Perfect to watch. I havent seen it yet.
  • Also, I honestly really, really love airports. They are one of my favorite places.
  • I have had a crazy intense urge to go on another cruise lately. The problem is just finding time.
  • Confession: when I travel I have this mini little super soft micro fiber blanket that I bring with me because I have to have something really soft to sleep with like that. Torrance calls it my blanky but I refuse to refer to it as that, since I am like, a mature adult and everything.
  • I recently realized that for the most part, the only casual shoes I own are flip flops. This has made it hard for my trip to Cali knowing I am going somewhere where I will be doing a lot of walking in non-summery weather. It forced me to go shopping.
  • Speaking of shopping, I just bought my first pair of skinny jeans (ever). I am not built for skinny jeans (trust me, it is quite the sight) but I needed them strictly for wearing with boots.
  • I read a finance article the other day (because I am a 50 year old man like that) and it said that the recommended emergency fund savings is now 6 months worth of your income, or at the least – your living expenses. Is that realistic? The recommended used to be 3 months and I think that was even a stretch for most normal people.
  • I have a really long post I have been working on forever about losing a loved one. It actually has a lot of “information” (general info, not personal info) in it. Maybe someday soon I will share it with you guys.
  • Lately I have been loving following along with two particular Canadian ladies’ blogs and all their amazing travel pictures. Corinne is in Hungary and Liz is in New Zealand (but has been in Australia the last year) and their pictures are just so cool.
  • There are so many cool things on Pinterest, but in all honestly I actually get secretly annoyed with all the “home remedy” pins. They seem to be taking over lately. Make your own laundry detergent. Make your own soap. Make your own kitchen cleaner. How to clean your floor.  Make some lotion. Make your own toilet paper. I dont even know why but they dont interest me one bit and I feel like people are like “oh cool” and they pin it and really have no intention of ever doing it. Okay, I know that is the point of Pinterest just to find cool things, but whatever. Okay, rant over.
  • Since my eating detox, I have seriously cut my cheese intake in half (or more?) which for me, is an amazing accomplishment.
  • This picture pretty much sums up my week:


            I especially love the old man in the jogging suit. He reminds me of Clint Eastwood.


Have a grrrrrrreat Friday! You will see some intermittent posts next week while I am away 😉

  • Give me one of your random thoughts for the day/week/whatever. It’ll make ya feel goooood.
  • Do you enjoy looking at travel pictures?
  • What is a food you feel like you need to cut back on right now?
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  1. You’re going to have a blast in California. I am much like you and love airports. People look at me like I am crazy.
    food I need to cut back on? Greek yogurt and honey. I absolutely hate yogurt but I cant seem to get enough of the greek yogurt and honey… ohhh and I am lactose intolerant.
    I “enjoy” travel photos. I “want” to be “happy” for the person but inside i am secretly jealous.

    February 8, 2013
    • Haha yes. i share that jealousy.
      lactose intolerant!! I bet greek yogurt is rough for that. mmm at least it is healthy otherwise!!!

      February 8, 2013
  2. California!!! you will be in my neck of the woods. Although not really b/c I live in the middle of nowhere. HA! I LOOOOVE airports too and flying and travelling. I can’t get enough.
    I want to go on a cruise too! I’ve never been
    I only wear skinny jeans with boots too, otherwise they just look wrong
    Privo’s are good flats/walking shoes/stylish?
    6mo gets me too. How is that possible to have that much saved? Seems like it would take forever. I guess its good advice though.
    I would never make my own soap. Bath and Body works smells too yummy!!

    February 8, 2013
  3. I love looking at travel pictures! The only problem is that I then want to go to those places and I create this amazing trip in my head that in all probability would never happen. Time and money bring me back to reality.

    February 8, 2013
  4. Have a blast in California! Sounds like fun! Yeah, I think that 6 months savings thing is way too much. I have maybe half of what I make in a week in savings. Oops!

    I read those 2 blogs as well…seems they’re both always on some sort of adventure. No fair!!

    And enjoy Pitch Perfect….I bought it off Amazon to stream last weekend, and I loved it so much I watched it twice in the same weekend. 🙂

    February 8, 2013
  5. Okay, since you started the things you hate on pinterest rant, I’m going to throw my pinterest pet peeve in too! I hate all the kid pins (like ideas for kids rooms, kids clothing – my real pet peeve, you get the picture). I know people love to have new fun ideas for their kids, but sometimes I wish I could search through pins that were not kid related. However, if I tried searching adult only pins, there’s no telling what I would find haha! Have a great trip!

    February 8, 2013
  6. Random thought: I feel gigantic today. But I can’t even blame it on the pregnancy. I just ate a lot of crap today. So I’m bloated. Bloated + an already huge pregnant belly = feeling like a beached whale. 😉

    February 8, 2013
  7. Have fun on your trip! The weather is Cali must be amazing right now, which is such a tease as I’m sitting here with cabin fever. Thank you blizzard.
    I wish I could love airports/traveling but I absolutely detest both. I love the final destination but getting there is always so annoying to me. I happen to be quite impatient!

    February 9, 2013

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