• Random

    When I Grow Up…

    I found myself at the grocery store this afternoon behind a very elderly gentleman who asked the teenage cashier what he wanted to be when he grew up. I thoroughly enjoy people watching, listening to conversations which might be considered rude but I’m not stopping. It’s one of those questions that you think about and someone might ask you, maybe but it was fascinating to see this cliche conversation play out in real life and suddenly it didn’t seem so cliche. Then I got deep in the weeds with a very elderly gal behind me about grapefruits, I always end up getting chatted up by the elderly, I’m not sure…

  • Random

    #wednesdaywisdom: The Please Shut Up Edition

    To start, this is meant to be humorous and not insult anyone, this is a round-up of some quotes that in my opinion have been so overused that they’ve gone from being nice adages to tired cliches (much like the phrase, tired cliche :P) Let’s get started! In all honesty, not bad advice but considering the source, makes absolutely no sense and is actually completely hypocritical. Single, independent women everywhere aren’t taking your shitty advice anymore, Bradshaw. Two girls in my graduating class got in a tiff over which one would use this as their senior quote. It’s a cute saying but let’s pack it away for a few decades…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Falling for Fall

    I tried, I honestly tried to embrace summer this year and not spend every hot, humid, miserable waking hour complaining about how much I hate summer and Minnesota and WASPS in over-sized SUV’s but I couldn’t it. I couldn’t do it because I hate summer, the hatred runs deep – the frizzy hair, the boob sweat, the electric bill that’s become as much as a car payment because of the glorious forced air. I can’t do it anymore, I am counting the days until fall and daydreaming of my favorite fall’ish things. No lie, I stocked up on candles weeks ago and haven’t been able to light a single one…

  • Uncategorized

    No Phone Challenge – Did I Survive?

    I mean, obviously, yea 😛 Nothing terrible happened, calamity did not strike but I did learn a few things about myself. Like, way too freaking much and it’s so easy having the app because I can just find whatever pops into my head and order it. Having to sit down at a physical computer made me realize that this is wasteful and I should be bunching my orders together. I removed the app from my phone because it’s just too easy and then beyond the shopping part, the app allows you to obsessively track your order and it’s just not necessary. Not sorry about it, I didn’t really miss Instagram…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – MTV When it Was Cool

    It’s funny that the only channel that I wanted to watch as a kid, and couldn’t was MTV. Now that I can watch whatever I want with impunity, I never watch it until the other night when I clicked it on and thought, What the shit is this?! What happened to MTV?! All of the reality TV shows were becoming popular at the end of my youth (aside from Real World) and I recall watching MTV for actual music programming or mature cartoons, I think they need to bring some of these classics back. Admittedly, I was a bit young for the original series but did tune in religiously for…

  • Life&Style

    Friday Favourites

    Another Friday, another hot weekend ahead. I have no idea what I am doing this weekend, probably anything that can be done inside. First on the agenda is to get through my new BOTM book whose author is mired in a bit of drama at the moment. Riley Sager wrote a decent first thriller with Final Girls and I am just about to start The Last Time I Lied that has the same cabin in the woods thriller vibe. Apparently, Riley is a pen name for Todd Ritter but I guess I never think of an author’s gender when it comes to fiction books. Call it bizarre, call it idiotic,…

  • Life&Style

    Friday Favourites

    It’s Friday, thank goodness – if there is anything that I love about the 9-5, it is definitely weekends off. I also had more fun working retail so I guess that there are trade offs but I am ready for the weekend. Friday Favourites are going to be posts where I round up some articles, recipes and other tidbits from around the web that I found particularly enjoyable or thought-provoking, let’s get started! This article on the origin of high-heels didn’t surprise me because I grew up with a mom who wore cowboy boots as fancy dress and when you think about it, they were originally created for cowboys! I…

  • Wishlists

    Summer Wishlist

    I feel like I am in a shopping mood but when I attempted to do some shopping this weekend, I only came home with two pairs of pants! I have been binge-watching CSI Las Vegas almost every night, nothing makes you feel better about your personal struggles than watching grotesque homicide investigations. I am going to the mega mall this weekend though and have some idea of where I am going and what I am getting. So, this isn’t as much of a wishlist as it is a shopping list but we will see how inspired I will be once I arrive at my destinations 😀 First stop is IKEA…

  • Life&Style

    #wednesdaywisdom

    Happy 4th of July if you are in the states, sadly, the fireworks have been cancelled in my city as we are in a severe thunderstorm warning. I cannot recall the last time that it rained on the 4th but it’s bound to happen some years. Here are a collection of quotes on freedom to celebrate: Enjoy the rest of your week – thanks for stopping by <3

  • Life&Style

    #wednesdaywisdom

    I have been on the hunt for the perfect athletic pant for ages, I used to wear some from North Face but they don’t make them anymore and the ones I have are so short I can’t wear them any longer. I don’t understand ‘athleisure’ clothing and that seems to be primarily what’s available unless I want just plain black clothing. I keep looking at Lululemon but holy smokes are they spendy – has anyone tried their clothing? I literally know nothing about the brand, I just have my eye on these running shoes: I have been looking for a soft running shoe and the shoes look great, they come…