National Cat Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I was never really a fan of cats.  When I was around ten, my brother found a litter of kittens outside of our home hiding in a hose container.  Our neighbor grew up on a farm and offered to feed and raise the kittens until they could be adopted.  I begged and pleaded with my parents and finally they gave in.  We chose Janie.  And she was a monster.  By monster I mean she only gave love to my mom and in her old age she extended that kindness to my father.

What A High School Reunion Is Actually Like As Told By The Craft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ahh, high school--the fodder for Hollywood movies filled with unfounded expectations and unrealistic scenarios.

In August, I attended my 10 Year High School Reunion.  It was...a pretty poor showing.  Graduating with a class of over 500, maybe (this is a far stretch) 100 people showed.  As a happily self-named Nobody, I admit I was excited by the prospect of reconnecting with some of my former high school's Nobodies.  The kids who had their nose shoved to far in books and now were successful writers.  The kids who listened to The Used (and understood good music) and wore heavy eyeliner before I joined their numbers in college.

This was definitely not the case, so I wrote a list of things you can expect at your high school reunion so you won't be disappointed like I was.

Fall Gifts

Monday, October 24, 2016

It's that time of year folks: Gifting Season.  With it comes a scramble for last minute ideas (because we're lazy) that are within budget (cause we are poor/cheap) yet have some sentimental meaning to it (because we're not without feelings).

Here are a few gifts to give during the fall season, whether it's a co-workers birthday or thank you to someone hosting a Thanksgiving that won't break the bank but still show your appreciation.

GOMO: Going Out More Often

Friday, October 21, 2016

So, Eventbrite, an event and ticketing website that allows you to manage, create, and find awesome things to do, has launched the idea of GOMO: Going Out More Often to battle FOMO (and thank God, because even the acronym gives me the  heebie-jeebies), so I've decided to join in on the movement and list some fall activities I plan to partake in to get myself out of the house.

Poshmark Finds: Red Skirt & Striped Shirt

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I'm obsessed with Poshmark.  I really love the app!  I'm always on it, surfing for deals and steals.  I am not a fashionista of any sort.  And that's what makes this app so wonderful.  I created a board on Pinterest called "Recreate" and I look up items I already have to get an idea of what to match with it.  Then, I search on Poshmark for additional pieces and bam! I have a new adorable outfit for a fraction of the cost!  And, I didn't have to spend hours at the mall searching for the perfect pink skirt and walk away empty-handed.  And I'm cheap (have I not mentioned this before?!) so Poshmark is pretty guilt-free.

Today's Inspired Outfit and great deals comes from the following red skirt and striped shirt idea.  I think this is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Twenty-eight.  I'm twenty-eight years old today.


I feel old and so young at the same time.  After today, I only have one birthday left in my twenties.  I was curling my hair this morning and thinking about the different ways I've brought in each birthday and while some were a little more wild, most were subdued but they always fit the person I was at the time.

I brought in my twenties with quite the bang at a nightclub in Manhattan with a bunch of my friends.  We managed to take over an entire room. The downside was that I pulled my license out at one point and lost it.  I was one of the only people not drinking that evening.
My 21st was slightly disastrous as we weren't let into the original club we intended, but luckily knew the bouncer at another club who let us in.  I managed to smash my camera that evening and briefly lose my phone.  Again, wasn't drinking.
I have no idea what I did for my 22nd.  Even if you paid me a million dollars, I could not tell you what I did because I don't remember.  Yikes.  I know I was living in New York...

I celebrated my 23rd with Carly who took me out in Southside for a little dancing at Jimmy D's.  Gotta love that place.
At 24, I went to the the Andy Warhol museum with Ashley and we wandered around Pittsburgh for the day before heading to Jergel's later in the evening and meeting up with my family and Katie.
I was quite surprised to see my brother and sister-in-law walk around a corner on my 25th.  They drove in to New York to surprise me and we went to the beach and got JT to walk around Times Square.  That'll never happen again.
For my 26th, Alisha and my dad came in to Long Island and we spent the day driving around Long Island, checking out Captree, and grabbed dinner together.
My parents surprised me on my 27th and threw together a quick surprise party because I was being moody and didn't really want to celebrate.  They're good peeps, my parents.
For my 28th, I will be going out to a lovely dinner with my boyfriend and then celebrating the next evening with my family.

Another year down and that much closer to my thirties...and to be honest, I'm kind of ready to hit the big 3-0.  Being in your twenties is exhausting!

100th Post: 10 Things That Have Happened Since I Started Blogging

Friday, October 14, 2016

This is my 100th post!!  I can't believe I've subjected the Blogosphere to 100 of my inadequate and mundane thoughts. #SorryNotSorry

In celebration, I decided to write up a list of ten things that have happened since I started this blog.  It's sort of crazy, looking back.  You don't realize it all while it's happening, but life moves so fast and everything changes so quickly and suddenly--there you are!

Losing My Best Friend

Thursday, October 13, 2016

I stumbled my way up the stairs and dropped all of the crap I was holding into the hallway.  I listened for a moment before bee-lining to the fridge and rummaging through it until I settled on carrots and ranch dressing.  I plopped onto the couch and stuffed my face, waiting for my parents to come home from church.

The house was silent as I flipped through the On Demand screen, knowing this was my chance to catch up on all of my favorite Bravo TV shows (because I'm too cheap to add it to my cable lineup) before Dad came home and usurped the remote control from me.  I wanted to shout into the house, but I knew no one would respond.

50 States Challenge: Connecticut

Monday, October 10, 2016

April 6 - 7, 2013

My First Kiss

Friday, October 7, 2016

Top Ten Villains in Literature

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Broke and the Bookish's Weekly Top Ten Tuesday's theme this week is Top TeVillains!

This was actually a really fun one.  I dove into my Goodreads Read Shelf and revisited some of my favorite villains I've ever encountered in literature.  Some of them are pure evil, some are comical, and some have redeeming qualities but a good villain pushes the plot along and keeps the reader's eyes glued to the page.  These guys?  Yeah, they definitely achieved that.

Halloween Horrors

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's October, kiddos.  That means one thing and one thing only: Hallow-freakin-ween.  I like Halloween, but for so long it seemed like this ridiculous holiday dedicated to how "cute" I could be.  This was the chance to wear that skirt that was wwwwaaaayyyy to short and get away with it.  Yeah, I really thought like that.

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