Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Milestone!

For the past few months I have become almost obsessive with how many visitors I get a day to my blog, especially on the days I post. Thanks, Blogger, for providing the Stats page.

Over the past months, my number of visitors has risen and I love it! Sometime in the past 10 hours I hit a milestone. My blog was visited for the 400th time in the month of March alone (which isn't even over yet)!

So I would like to take this time to thank my followers and friends who read regularly for visiting and reading. Maybe when I reach 500 visits in one month I'll do something fun like a give away! So keep coming back, leave comments, tell me what's going on in your life, let me know if you're frustrated with your job search like I am, etc. My main goal in the coming months is to connect with more recent college graduates who are finding their way in the real world, employed or not.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Real Love

I'm at an age where I'm going to weddings of friends I grew up with, met in college, met recently and have absolutely bonded with in an instant, etc. The point is I'm going to weddings. And I'm single. I don't want this post to turn into one of those "I'm single, boohoo" posts, so hear me out.

Last Monday my family got a very unexpected phone call that flew us up to Missouri and took us from Texas' near 80 degree weather to the verge of snowing in Missouri for five days (we drove the length of Missouri and back on Friday and did actually drive through a mini-blizzard). Anyway, through this unexpected turn of events, there was a lot of looking at pictures and scrapbooks. There was one scrapbook in particular of my step-mom's parents (my adopted grandparents) that chronicled their love in small town, MO, at the age of 13 to their 50th wedding anniversary in 2004, in a larger city, but not the largest city. They were the cutest couple I think I've ever seen.

This got me thinking. Sure, by this time in all three sets of my grandparents' lives they were married and had had one of their children, each. No, I'm not ready to be married and have a child. Not. At. All. However, these sweet pictures (and one very intense love note that I didn't read but heard about a few times while up in MO) made me want this kind of relationship. I want to find my sweetheart and fall absolutely head over heals in love. If you've seen pictures like this of your grandparents (or even great-grandparents, which I still have a full living set of) you know what kind of love I'm talking about.

It's made me impatient to meet my sweetheart (I don't like the phrase "soulmate" because I think that can apply to best friends as well and I think I've found several of those). Impatient because I want to know who he is, where he is, what he does, where he went to school, everything (because at this point I'm about 75% sure I haven't met him, but then again, who knows?). But if this is going to take time, I'm willing to put in some waiting.

Before the new year I posted about wanting a boyfriend, not necessarily THE ONE, and that's still true, but like I said I've become impatient for the love all three sets of my grandparents (and probably my great-grandparents) have/had. I'm going to stop because I'm getting all ramble-y and I feel like this could take a turn for the "I'm single, boohoo" worst. But I hope you get my point. I want a sweetheart, a real love, that I honestly spend the ret of my life with. And I'm willing to wait for it. It won't be easy. I'm already impatient. But it's exciting!

Rest in Peace Grandpa Feaster
So many people miss you already.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Favorite Friday

So, I'm 30 minutes late. SUE ME. It's been one of the LONGEST days of my life, but I'll explain that another time (if I ever do on this blog).

Since it's been the longest day ever, my favorite is sleep, which I'm about to do. Here's what I hope my future puppy looks like when he sleeps.

Good night from Missouri.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bloggers Day of Silence

I just saw a girl I went to elementary school with, Caroline, was doing this on her blog and thought it was a great idea.

I will NOT be blogging tomorrow, which means NO Favorite Friday.

Instead, I will be observing Bloggers Day of Silence in honor of the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami and raising awareness of their needs.

Let's continue to keep Japan and the Japanese people in our thoughts/prayers/etc in this time of need.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I'm Giving Up Coke Because Jesus Loves Me

We're now one week into the Lenten Season, aka the 40 days and nights before Easter. I decided to give up Coke. Or possibly dark sodas in general, I still haven't decided (but at the moment it is all dark sodas).

Just looking for this picture was exhausting and frustrating.

This lack of caffeine in my life is reminding me of a time before I knew of my medical problems - also known as he time when I took WAY too many naps to be healthy. Now I've given up Coke for Lent before. However, I was in school and had neighbors, homework, and going to class to distract me from wanting to curl up in bed anywhere from 2:30 to 5 pm. Now I'm unemployed (yes, I have freelance projects to work on but I did some of that today already) and don't have a puppy to take care of like I thought I would to distract me from realizing I need some caffeine to perk me up. It also is not helpful that the weekend after Lent started I went to a wedding, went to a party, lost an hour of sleep thanks to day-lights savings time, and saw Lady Gaga Monday night (which obviously all adds up to less sleep).

I don't mean to sound all complain-y, but wow. Giving up coke three years ago was not this hard. However, Lent is about Sacrifice, so I will push forward. Seven and a half days down, 32 and a half left? I can do this!

What did you give up for Lent?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Favorite Friday +Exciting News!

First, let's all send some thoughts, prayers, good vibes, etc. to Japan, Hawaii, and the West Coast in light of Japan's ridiculously huge earthquake and the following tsunami(s) affecting the entire Ring of Fire in the Pacific.

Now, for Favorite Friday! Britney Spears album, Femme Fatale has been leaked. I have yet to hear any full songs other than this, but this is uber promising. I cannot wait for the full album on March 29! I'm really hoping she does a tour for this album because I heard the Circus tour was insane. Without further ado, here's "Drop Dead Beautiful."

Exciting News?! YES!!! I can officially add freelance marketing consultant to my resume. I've been helping my dad plan his 35th HS reunion and now I have a couple of little projects for one of the hospitals in town. This weekend is one for celebrating! It helps that tomorrow I'll be at a wedding for two of my friends from TCU and then out to Art's house for a typical Saturday night. How am I celebrating today though? By starting on my two new projects! It feels good to have something legit to do, although I'm sure I'll find myself on Facebook and Twitter when I get bored (Old habits die hard, man).

Oh and I promise next week's Favorite Friday will NOT be about Britney Spears. I'll even try to make it not about music. Two weeks of BritBrit is a lot for people who don't like her as much as I do. And next week sometime I'll blog about Lent (yes, it started Wednesday, but I figured I'd do a weekly update on how it's going).

Friday, March 4, 2011

Favorite Friday

After slacking off a week, Favorite Friday is back! And so is Britney, bitch(es). No really, I totes believe it! Her new single debuted this morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio talk show and I'm diggin' it. See what you think for yourself!

Her new album, Femme Fatale, comes out later this month (March 29). AND a possible tour in the works? OH PLEASE! After seeing Lady Gaga last summer (and soon again in a week and a half), I'm dying for more dance-heavy concerts featuring pop princesses (and princes - let me tell you, I'm so bummed I'm not going to NKOTBSB, but it NSync does a reunion tour, I'll sell my left kidney).

Thursday, March 3, 2011


This is so cool! I feel quite original now. And I'm also wondering where all these males are if they outnumber us females (haha just kidding, but seriously).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What Am I Listening To?

I slacked off last week and for to do a Favorite Friday. I left the house Friday for lunch and was home for dinner only to leave again! SOOO busy, but so glad I feel good enough to run around all day like that. Ah, the miracle of doctors figuring out what's wrong with me.

Anyway, I love the Kardashians. I think they're hilarious. I can't get enough of their TV shows (I'm SO excited for Khlo-mar's show next month)! Khloe is by far my favorite, with Kourtney close behind. I used to like Kim ok, but after Kourt and Kim Take New York, she's really whiney and annoying so I don't like her so much. And what I've got for you does NOT help her case.

This coming Sunday's episode of Kourt and Kim follows Kim around while she records her hot new single. Hot? Definitely not. I couldn't decide if I wanted to curl up in bed because I was so bored or if I needed to stop it because it was SO AWFUL. Take a listen for yourself and tell me what you think.

Looks like the "video" of the song won't work, so here's a link to Kim's CeleBuzz blog with the song.