Stuff From All Over

Hooray for Fridays! I slept in this morning (until 6!) and felt delinquent but like I could have spent several more hours lazing around. This weekend is pretty special – it’s my birthday weekend! And I actually dreamed this morning that I decided to go up to the cabin and ended up not posting at all over the weekend and was totally okay with throwing away the first weekend of NaBloPoMo. Such a dream.

Anyway, I’m actually excited for the posts I have planned for this weekend. So that’s awesome. Also, Saturday is going to be one of my two “cheat days” this month. I intend to go completely wild and have dessert with every meal. I also intend to go around collecting free things because people love to give you free things for your birthday.

So far I’m not a fan of the NaBloPoMo prompts even a little. Most of them read like survey questions to me – one or two words are all you need to answer them. “Do you prefer a pen or a computer?” Really? I just…I can’t. So maybe I should make up my own prompts cause I’m sure it’s one of those “it’s much harder than it looks” kind of things and I just look like a jerk for not loving each one. Hah.

I think I see a new life goal…be able to draw a dark mark on command. That will surely cement my deatheater status, yes?

In case you’re not a fan of this blog on Facebook, you missed some fun things lately (I’m trying to be more awesome at it). Here’s one of them:

And now I’ll let you in on the secret of how I got my nails to look like that: you use a stamp. Kathy found these on Amazon and I was obsessed immediately. So as my “I’ve lost 10 pounds” prize I bought this whole set of nail stamping plates. There’s a learning curve for sure but it’s so worth it! I stamped the black designs on and embellished with the pink dots (using a nail art pen). If you want to see how it works you can go on YouTube (here’s a good example, only the first minute + a half are really necessary for you to get the idea). So I’m pretty much in LOVE with it and I can’t wait to get all kinds of crafty with it.

– Next up I want to confess that I have a horrible sense of humor when it comes to people getting hit by cars. I NEVER want to see anyone get hurt or killed, but when I see people on TV or in movies getting hit by a car or bus I just kind of lose it. For some reason there is almost nothing funnier to me. It’s sick and I know it. So when I saw this video of a man running into a car I just about died laughing. This guarantees that I will probably be hit by a bus or car someday, but I can accept that. And if you’ve ever had a loved one injured or killed that way I’m very sorry and I realize in real life it’s not funny at all. If you want to think I’m an awful person, please feel free.

Ever wonder what TSA agents really think of what you travel with? This girl found out. I’m not sure what circumstances would cause someone to need to travel with their toy collection (or even just one piece of it) but I’m guessing that’s not the point here.

If you’re a fan of the Toy Story series you might get a kick out of seeing what happened to that evil boy next door Sid when he grew up.

I’ve been in the convenience store at the gas station every time I go to fill up and each time I notice this disaster:
Oh it makes me crazy! In case you’re not clear, someone put all of the sweetener packets in the wrong sections of the trays – creamer in the sugar section, and so forth. I  have to talk myself out of fixing it every time I’m there.

For those of you who have baby red pandas around, here’s a guide on how to pick them up. This is also good for those of us who don’t have red pandas around because they’re really adorable.

If you’re sad that Halloween is over for the year, check out this house with all the pumpkins. It’s near me and I want to go next year for sure! There’s even a VA earthquake pumpkin!

So in case you’re wondering what my parents got me for my birthday, it’s this:


Just kidding! That new stove is really my Mom’s present to herself because she’s been wanting it for YEARS. I’m just a lucky bystander. My parents actually got me this new hotness:


Yup, new iPhone. I had the 3G – not the 3GS, the 3G which is quite old in iPhone time. I waffled about wanting the new one but just gave in. I love it. And in case you’re wondering, Siri is just as awkward and sassy in real life as she seems on the internet:


And because I believe in spoiling myself, I bought myself a new blu-ray player which is super beautiful and promises to be very amazing once I get an HDMI cable and hook it up. I rarely ever have those “I need a man” moments but when I go to buy technology that’s when I always feel like I’m out of my league.

Big plans for the weekend? What’s your favorite indulgent, “It’s my birthday and I’ll do what I want” treat or activity?

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2 thoughts on “Stuff From All Over

  1. Sarah S.

    Happy birthday! Mine is in a week and a half, so we are close together! I like to go for Hibachi and eat lots of desserts. Oh, and buy myself something awesome. Umm, please ask Siri for the meaning of life. I want to know so bad, but I can’t afford a new iPhone!
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    1. Kate

      Siri says the meaning of life is 42. I hope that’s helpful to you 🙂


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