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Oh work…

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The secrets about work…

  • don’t take it too serious
  • make it fun…
  • threaten to punch the boys (27-40 included) in the dick…

Not kidding.

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November 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

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October 30 Day Challenge…

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Oh hi.

30 Day Challenge.

So I did one of these for July and it was mainly to focus on money. I did really well. I think I ought to give it another go.  And since I’m mildly ADD or something… I have 3 things I want to focus on. Plus, 3 is a magic number.

  1. Appearance. I want to look more put together and be more fashionable. Better looking make up. Earrings more often. More creativity when getting dressed. Pretty easy, no? I’m not going to go crazy and do some what I wore stuff…  lets face it I’m lazy and wear a lot of jeans and stuff from American Eagle and such with expensive shoes and purses.
  2. Read everyday. I have a stack of books and magazines I need to read. I love reading! But, I get distracted by the interwebs. Sure, I read a lot of blogs and articles, I’m not lacking information. But, I get extremely distracted by games and the good ol’ Facebook (less since they did some stupid updating). I want to spend more time reading through the magazines and books I’ve spent money on.
  3. Nesting and house keeping. This sounds like a no brainier but I’d love to get this nest under control! And, fall is the perfect time of year to do this! I want to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes a day making my house tidy and clean. I want to spend time in my kitchen prepping food to eat for the week. I want clean underwear and socks everyday. I want my house to feel cozy and warm,not disorganized and cluttered. I want way less dog hair in my life! I have lots of candles and incense to burn up. I also need to burn through some stuff product and kitchen wise. Here’s to a happy and clean home! Oh and geez, also buy less stuff I don’t need and get rid of stuff I don’t need and or use. Get rid of the stuff you don’t like and cherish the stuff you have and do like, right?
So, technically this month has 31 days in it.. But look, its October 2nd, WIN.

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October 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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Friday 5

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FRIDAY 5: Things I love about fall…

  • produce! wonderful pears, figs, parsnips, apples.
  • cool nights. so much easier to sleep.
  • scarves and hoodies and heavy socks.
  • ciders. fresh, steamed, hard, yum.
  • the amazing colors leaves turn! Oranges,  yellows and reds!

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September 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

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THINGS I LOVE

  • boyfriend and being able to be supportive
  • dog friends! Version 2.0 is here! Turkey dog and Hippo aka Abigail and Ada.
  • amazing sunsets
  • cooler fall weather
  • homemade soup! Quinoa chowder on Wednesday?
  • running PRs for 5ks
  • hoodies
  • french presses
  • washing my face with oil instead of soap
  • lazy mornings in bed between my 2 dogs, the joy of working a mid shift
  • a glass of wine every night verses getting shitfaced once a week
  • the fact that shitfaced is in spellchecker?
  • a good cup of coffee
  • spider webs
  • yoga and attempting to increase my practice
  • oats! I think I like the gluten free ones now, I wasn’t to keen last year…
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • snap peas
  • coupons! but only when they’re for stuff I actually need/use
  • seeing my 10% savings of each paycheck adding up
  • wine tastings with old coworkers
  • starry skies without light pollution
  • What the Water Gave Me by Florence + The Machine (I must really like this song but seem to draw a blank when it comes on, I’ve Shazamed it 3 times!)
  • Republic Brewing Company. Sure, I couldn’t drink the beer but had cider and mead instead. The brewery is super small but a place Kevin and I would hang out at if it wasn’t 5 hours away.
  • hard cider. I’m getting really into cider right now, maybe a home batch will be in the future?

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September 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

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FRIDAY 5: Thoughts from vacation… delivered the Tuesday after…

  • 9 times out of 10 people are asking a question because they don’t know the answer. I need to remember that people are seeking knowledge all the time, some of it might seem like a given to me and some of it is stuff I don’t know. Either way, I need to learn to be patient when being asked something.
  • Water is a big deal, especially when the supply is limited.
  • Dogs need the space to run around and be dogs.
  • Absolute silence is amazing.
  • I have to much stuff.

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September 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

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Friday 5: books.

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5 Books staring me down, waiting to be read…

I’m trying to post more stuff, for no reason really… I love the whole I idea of 5s. 5things, top 5s, Friday 5s. 5! So I’ll give a list of random themed topic that has 5 things in it, because that’s how I roll. 🙂

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August 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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Oh hi there!

Sometimes, life gets a bit stressful. Sometimes, things break a bunch in the same week. And, sometimes we get a cold. Summer cold, eew.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Men. My co-worker told me to thank Kevin for being a man. Done.
  • Dogs. I love my dog. But, I’m jealous of my 2 of my friend’s new puppies!
  • honey. good on toast, good in tea, good for the skin, good for me.
  • Nike Free Run 2. I think I’ve found me a new favorite shoe style! And these are tongue less!
  • Rosés! I do love wine, and these are perfect for summer!
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Holy crap! Why did I wait so long to try primer?
  • Honest To Blog’s Food on Your Face Friday
  • running belts! I bought this at the expo before the Rock N Roll 1/2, it’s not that cool really but I do love that it has clips to hook race numbers into. No more repining when it get to warm.
  • 7 Up. I really only crave this when I have a cold.
  • Iced coffee! Screw getting mad that Starbucks sweetens theirs, I’ll make my own! Pioneer Woman has an easy recipe, which I cut in 1/2 or 1/4ths. I’m saving $ by doing this, too.
  • 30 Day Challenges. This month was finances, I’ve done okay but could have done better. I need one for August.
  • blueberries. frozen or fresh, love them!
  • an iPhone with non broken parts. I broke the glass, Kevin broke the LCD screen. Oh, and it case you ever need to know… 3G and 3Gs use different glass parts. I can’t upgrade until next year…
  • Weight Watchers meetings. I went back and I’m committed… Err, I’ve been sick this weekend and I’m just doing what I feel my body is telling me it needs for the next few days. Back in full force tomorrow.
  • I bought a pair of TOMS. The Seattle weather has been crummy and I wanted a light weight shit kicking kind of shoe. I bought them, they gave a kid a pair of shoes.
  • Weeds. I’m late to the party, but this show is awesome.
  • talks of buying property
  • Tiny holes in your favorite shirts? Whoa! I also get this from leaning up against the counter at work! Via not martha
  • knowing which friendships are worth working on, and which friendships are okay to fade away
  • Pinterest. Damn you, why are you so neat and addicting?

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July 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

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THINGS I LOVE.

  • the man who gets up really early, so he can stand on  street corner and cheer for you as you dash past him, while completing your first 1/2 marathon.
  • my dog…even when she pees on the living room rug.
  • friends who also stand on corners to cheer for you.
  • naps
  • water. Hydration, good! Cleanliness, good!
  • proud Pops, bum rushing photo ops.
  • beer!
  • almond butter
  • maxi dresses
  • wine tastings
  • change of energy
  • banking apps
  • quinoa fruit salads
  • Larabars
  • marathon stories
  • deciding to do a staycation this summer!
  • yerba mate
  • Half Price Books
  • a July finance challenge
  • new living room layout
  • Arnica!
  • the handlebar mustache contest is almost over!!
  • iPhone glass replacement
  • blueberries

 

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June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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I love breakfast…

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Man, I love breakfast!

I was at a wine tasting for work and we were talking about random stuff that lead to more random stuff… My office man guy was talking about a magazine that talked about different outlooks on certain subjects over large spans of time, this time the topic was food.

Recently we had to write a small bio about ourselves and one of the things he suggested was what we love to eat. I can not tell you how much I love breakfast! I think about what I want to eat before I get out of bed…

This quote came up. I have to say I rather enjoyed it because breakfast can be pretty intense, I can relate… minus the cocaine.

“Breakfast is the only meal of the day that I tend to view with the same kind of traditionalized reverence that most people associate with Lunch and Dinner. I like to eat breakfast alone, and almost never before noon; anybody with a terminally jangled lifestyle needs at least one psychic anchor every twenty-four hours, and mine is breakfast. In Hong Kong, Dallas or at home — and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed — breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash with diced chiles, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert… Right, and there should also be two or three newspapers, all mail and messages, a telephone, a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours and at least one source of good music… All of which should be dealt with outside, in the warmth of a hot sun, and preferably stone naked.”

– Hunter S. Thompson

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June 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm

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Happy Father’s Day, dad!

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Oh hai. Geez, I need to post more…

So.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! My dad is pretty kick ass, but in a totally different way than my mom….

Blah  blah, years ago I went to therapy… It was a fucked up point in my life and I really don’t know if therapy did much but question EVERYTHING a bit more. But, thank god I had a $20 co-pay. The question came up about my parents and their relationship… Um, my folks have been happily married(?) since 1975.

The part I realize as an adult is, my dad busted his balls as much as he possibly could saying yes and no to multiple people so his young wife could be there to raise his  2 small children for almost 10 years.

My dad has been delivering your daily bread for about 35 years, in the Seattle area for about 28 years and before that San Fransisco. My dad has been getting up around 1am for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I remember eating dinner at 5pm and my dad going to bed around 7pm, if not earlier. On his Sundays off, he would wake us up at 7am with fresh hot pancakes! To my dad, sleeping in was 4:20am. Even going on vacation with him as an adult, sleeping in is over at 7am! Get up! Did I mention my dad still gets up early and is 60?

As an adult, even without the want of children, I have realized that my dad has done so much for me and my family.  I am with a wonderful person, Kevin, who I realize has a father that thought more about himself than his wonderful family of five.  Kevin has the most wonderful mother that I feel the need to wish her happy father’s day as well!

Dad, I know you might never see this but I want to say thank you! Thank you for that moment many many years ago when you told me you were my dad and also my friend and shared your teddy bear Sugar with me and told me I could also share anything with you that I ever needed with you.  Thank you so very much for telling me that my ex fiance was an asshole when it mattered most! Thank you for watching cartoons! Thank you for letting me, and whom ever I’ve been with, use your time share in Canada. Thank you for co-signing student loans! Thank you for paying for community college, even when I dropped out! Thank you for co-signing on student loans! Thank you for refinancing my car when I had someone else’s eviction on my credit report. Thannl you for offering to go with me to buy tires this week, even though I’m almost 33 and have bought them a few times in the past. Thank you for giving me the love of Mexican food. Thank you for being the normal one in your family! Thank you for your work ethic! Thank you for deciding to move to Seattle! Thank you for doing a hard ass job all these years! Thnak you for letting me be me! Thank you for balancing me.

I love my dad! I realize at my ripe age of almost 33 that the calmness and going with the flow bit all comes from my dad. As does my depression, varicose veins, eye lashes, thick hair that has recently gone curly, ADD tendencies,  and crazy love of chips and salsa… Sadly, my pops is out of town until the 23rd…But, I am happy that he is on vacation! Have fun in Glacier!

I love you, pops! Thank you so much for all that you have done, and still do for me!

P.S. Stop sending me text messages of the cat!

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June 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

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Trapeze!

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Trapeze! Weeeee! I jumped off this little plank, way up in the sky!!, 3 times. Scary and awesome as hell, all in the same jump! This was my first jump of 3.

5.1.11 SANCA

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May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

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Love list 5.26.11

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Oh life… life is grand, strange and confusing all within an hour.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • the man with the handlebar moustache
  • aging dog
  • running!!
  • coffee
  • fancy socks
  • corn on the cob
  • this coat
  • being a positive force
  • weeding people out of my Facebook friends that are to negative and hope to not see again
  • Runner’s World. According to the man, “they have good articles!” Duh.
  • Polar heart rate monitor
  • Nike+
  • sunny days. Come on sun, stick around for more than a day at a time!
  • runs along the lake shore
  • BECU. See ya later Bank of America.
  • banking Apps
  • crazy hair days
  • being barefoot
  • morning coffee
  • having goals
  • lazy days
  • white wine
  • being an adult

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May 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

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