Friday, January 31, 2014

Go Team!

Two posts in one day? Yeah, well, I didn't realize Sarah was going to have such a bomb link up.

Venus Trapped in Mars

I decided it would be fun to play Two Truths and Lie: Football Edition!

How this works: I'm going to present three statements to you that somehow involve football or football players. You're going to guess which statement is a lie and which two are truths. I'll come back on Super Bowl Sunday to let you know which statement was the lie and tell stories about the truths!

Football Players...
1. In college, I had a class with Andy Dalton.
2. One of my elementary school teachers was the sister-in-law of Joe Montana.
3. Johnny Manziel is my cousin.

Now take your guesses!

Also, who are you cheering for this weekend? I think I'm leaning more towards the Seahawks. Their deaf player just seems like a complete bad ass. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch this amazing ad:

See y'all Sunday!

Werk That Updo!

I was no compensated for this post. Goody has not contacted me. This is just a random product review because I'm obsessed with this product.

So if you're any kind of fashionista, or even if you're not, you've seen all the girls rockin' some crazy top knots lately. AKA, one of these:

Well, I'm here to tell you how I finally conquered the top knot. And you're going to be shocked at how easy it is. Also, yes, that is all of my own hair. I have so much hair, it's insane. Also, it was not straightened when I made this top knot, which just shows how much more awesome this product is.

Goody makes these wonderful little spin pins. They're seriously so amaze. All you need are these two little pins, some hair, and voila! Werk that updo, ladies!
I've had these for a few years and just decided they'd probably help hold up all my hair in a top knot. I've used them for random low buns when I was Audrey Hepburn and Rosie the Riveter for Halloweens 2011 and 2012, respectively. After rockin' my top knot for two nights in a row (I did take my hair down and brush it, I'm not that weird, guys), I am beyond obsessed with this product. If you've had trouble with top knots, seriously, go find some of these and try it out!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


So, I started rewatching the SNL that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake hosted (because, let's be real, JT really did co-host with Jimmy) and it got me thinking about bromances. They're a pretty great phenomenon and I love watching them. I thought it would make a great blog topic: Our Favorite Bromances!

One of the first bromances I remember observing is Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz on SNL in the early to mid-2000s. They were in almost every skit together and their sole purpose was to make the other one laugh. And they also joined up with Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan to bring us "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," so obviously we're glad this bromance existed.

Now to more contemporary bromances. Starting with the greatest: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

If you don't love the Barry Gibb Talk Show skits, I'm not sure we can be friends. It is the epitome of JT and Jimmy's bromance. Any time one of them hosts, the other shows up for this skit and random others. They're hilarious together. This might be my favorite bromance of all time. Find one that's half as funny as this.

Josh Elliott and Sam Champion from Good Morning America. Unfortunately, we no longer get to watch this bromance every morning before work and school because Sam left for the Weather Channel, but this bromance should be studied in the history of bromances. These two are clearly besties. I truly miss watching this bromance. They're hilarious together. No gifs, unfortunately, but I found this video of Josh crying on Sam's last day at GMA.

And then there's Jonah and Channing. You can't honestly tell me that after watching 21 Jump Street that these two aren't bromatically involved. You can tell that as soon as these two met they were best friends. They're too funny together.

So funny. I can't wait until 22 Jump Street comes out!

What is your favorite bromantic pairing?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Plight of the Single Girl

Ok, so this is going to be a rant post. I'm being 100% real with the bloggerverse. If you don't want to read my rant, just leave now. If you make it to the end and are annoyed, you were warned and I hereby revoke your ability to leave a mean comment.

I've been single basically my whole life. It's definitely got good aspects and bad aspects. But now that I'm heading into my late 20's (I turn 26 in May), I'm ready to not be single anymore. The problem with this is that I'm insanely selfish.

This isn't an only-child thing, because while I am an only child, I've been single for longer and technically am only half an only child. Random. This is an I've been single so long it's hard to account for people other than myself and my friends thing. It kind of scares me pants-less to think about having to account for someone else's feelings and their friends and their plans.

I held out for a long time that I'd just kind of meet someone and they'd fit seamlessly into my group, but now that I'm in my mid-to-late 20's, that's clearly not going to happen and everyone has their own set of friends and plans. So when I finally do find someone, I'm going to have to meet their friends (not a problem, I like new people) and I'm going to have to make plans with them in advance and not at the drop of a hat. And when I want a girls night, I can't just invite a friend over for movies and brownie(mix)s.

It's so silly, but it's a real thought and I guess, kind of a fear.

I need Lena Dunham to write an episode of Girls about this. And online dating. ASAP. I need her wisdom and wit. I need Shosh or Marnie to adventure out into that world and tell me what to do.

What do you think is the plight of the single girl?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Theme Song

So last weekend, I binge watched all of Girls. All 22 episodes in about three days. I wasn't a fan of Lena Dunham before, but I get it now. She's funny. It's a great show. I'm pretty pumped to watch it not On Demand Sunday nights now. I can't relegate myself to one character, so I've decided I'm a combination of Marnie and Shoshana.

And it's got me thinking, "What would you put in a show about your life?"
I don't know the answer to that question, but I did pick a theme song.

"Team" by Lorde

Can we all just agree that Lorde is one of the best things that's happened to music in the past few years? She's amazeballs. And SO young.

If your life was a TV show, what would your theme song be?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

We've been in 2014 for two weeks already, but there's still 50 to go, so I'm here to tell you about some of my resolutions!

1. Cuss less. I was actually doing really well on this the past 3 or 4 days until this morning. I need to make a more conscious effort on controlling my language.

2. Take better care of myself. I'm looking into starting one of those ballet barre work out classes, but I'm so poor. But health is important, so I need to just bite the bullet.

3. Communicate more. I'm really bad about staying in touch with people other than straight up Facebook stalking them, so I really want to be better about e-mailing, texting, whatever.

4. Don't sweat the small stuff. I've gotten better about this as I've gotten older, but I want to stay on this path and stop caring so much about random things that are out of my control.

5. Actually work on my 101 in 1001 and try to finish as much as possible!

6. Love life.

What are your resolutions?