You’re all doing much better than me this morning.
Today I’m thankful for dry shampoo, a mailbox full of goodies, a glimpse of something new, a huge Alabama basketball win!, new music, my amazing Tumblr Biddy (full recap and further thanks tomorrow,TB, bit just know I love everything,) spring scarves, a tough first boot camp work out an really getting after it for the first time in months (aka 12 bootcamp workouts in the next 2.5 weeks.)
I’m sure Blake loves when I bring all my secret single girl behaviors out in the open. Like wearing blackhead strips intended for my nose on my chin and then wearing a face mask around the apartment.
Not that I’m doing that right now or anything….
Other things that I’m sure he loves about living with a female:
1) How much room my clothing takes up. He will never understand that yes, I will always take over 2/3 of our closet space with clothes he rarely sees me wear and I also need half of our storage space for my winter sweaters or summer dresses.
2) In relation to number one, he will never understand why I “need” to go to Forever 21 on pay day or bring home bags from Old Navy and Gap with the same cardigans I already own in a new color.
3) The fact that my shower gels, face washes, shampoo, conditioner and razors need to be all over the shower in different places. He thinks one person should store their things in the back half of the shower and the other in the front half. A nice idea in theory, but for some reason I’m incapable of doing it.
4) How I can make a shower last an hour and then get ready in twenty minutes.
5) Why I need so many pairs of shoes. Black pumps, brown wedges, black wedges, nude pumps, brown sandals, black sandals, fun flats, work flats, running shoes, cross trainers, brown boots, suede boots, cowboy boots, and on and on and on. See point number one.
6) Why I can’t take the dog out alone after 10:30 pm but will go running by myself after dark in the same downtown area.
7) How much diet soda one person can drink.
8) The fact that I feel the need to share every store I read on the TMZ, I mean, MSNBC app on my phone that afternoon.
9) A trip to the grocery store can take me 3 hours.
10) That the appropriate storage area for the 5 purses I’m currently rotating through and 12 favorite scarves is indeed the hooks right by the front door that are intended for coats.
He just confirmed that my face mask is indeed scarier than the blackhead strip.
Ultimately, they find out everything:
How you chew, how you sip, how you hum, how you dance. How you smell at every point in the day, how you are on the phone with your mother, the fact that many of your friends are shallow, that you always have to sit on the aisle, how you never really listen, how whiny you get when you travel, how you’re not gracious to her friends when they call, how certain game shows make you really really happy, how cranky you get because you’re too stupid to remember to eat, how you manage to get confrontational only when it’s with the absolute wrong person to be yelling at, how you don’t like the way you look in any picture you’ve taken since 1974, how you’re unable to get off the phone when you’re runnng late because you don’t have the ability to say, ‘This isn’t a good time; can I call you back?’ How you have to lick certain fruits before actually eating them, how you have no ability to save receipts—all these things, and they still want to sign on. They still like you.
This feels good. For about a minute.
But the next thought is, ‘Wait a second, why is she being so understanding? If this stuff doesn’t faze her, her stuff must be even worse…Oh God—what don’t I know?’
And every day, bit by bit, you find out.” —
Paul Reiser and his astute relationship observations in his aptly titled book, Couplehood. It’s one of my favorites. (via yellowonesdontstop)
I freaking adore Paul Reiser. When I saw the promo for his new show during last Thursday’s TV, I immediately clapped my hands together and then texted my sister.
I got this in my ask box last week. That tumblr has since been deleted, so maybe it was a weird spammer, but this comment still amuses me. I’m gonna take it as a compliment….I think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thatkindofwoman)
My new mantra. I think I will have to print this out and hang it right above my computer in my office.
There’s a LivingSocial deal for a shellac manicure for $12? AND it just happened to fall on pay day?
I’ll take two, please!
Today I’m thankful for sunburn friendly clothes, free cleaning supplies, the anticipation of a race, kicking it into high gear on the hills during my run, new running shirts, an Alabama victory, catching up at work, Bethenny Ever After, and showering before bed so I can sneak a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning.
*I’m not going to try and make up for days I’ve missed with this. I had a rough patch for the last bit but after getting away this weekend I have decided I’m going to start trying to turn things around by changing my own attitude first. Getting back to thinking back on the good points of my day is a start.
My plan is to leave work in 3.5 hours. I’m going to blast the volume of the Justin Timberlake Pandora station and put both earbuds in and kill this to do list.
Then it’s three days of sunshine and drinks on the beach.
While my Paint skills may leave something to be desired when compared to other football painters (I’m looking at you, THujone), I spent a decent amount of what little spare time I have on this pet project. Masterpieces don’t always happen quickly.
Before we begin, I would be remiss to forget to thank the University of Alabama football program for all of their hard work. I’m always proud to be a fan.
Without further ado, 2010.
This has made my life complete. COMPLETE.
…online shopping sites should just have three sections
“Long loose tunics that look good with leggings” (edit - some of these would also fall in the “stripes” section)
“Everything else that you never want to buy”
That is all.
I see your GPOYW and raise you one.
Because I think it’s really important to see that baby spin that toy in terror.