Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here we got 26.....

Ok, so apparently there is a justified reason I never want to celebrate my birthday, drama seems to follow.  This year was no different.  Now don't get me wrong the very mature case race idea was fun, started without a hitch, a bunch of my favorite people in one place including my 2 oldest best friends, and plenty of beer.  I always forget the automatic anxiety attack I have whenever anyone spills anything in my house still, but I have a good poker face and drunk people always=mess.

My 2 oldest best friends and me on my Bday

The case race was fun, no one was really paying attention basically just socializing, the purple team won (not me) and then everyone was pretty buzzed to say the least. Then the drama started.  Now I have great friends but there is always one that gets bored and decides to start stuff, then my other friends jump in and it turns into me screaming at the kid in my basement.  Never fails, bday drama.  I am living the best life right now with no room for people who cause chaos so not my thing.  Then everyone had designated drivers come get them and trickled out leaving me to fight with the kid until around 4am when he finally left with a driver.

.......Then came the 2 day hangover, proving I am getting old, dammit.  Needless to say, not the best weekend of my life but I am so lucky to have the best friends a girl can ask for that make everything better.  I got some of the best birthday gifts and cards which are always a good thing.  Now it's onto my new year of being 26.

I got my mid-year review at work which went really well, I am lucky to really enjoy my job and my manager says I have a calming force on my team (what?) as well as having a lot of leadership potential.  My company really believes in me and I don't hate going to work everyday.  I also won negotiation call of the month for the 3rd month in a row, which means I earn a "work from home"day, which basically means a "sleep in and hang around my cell phone and lap top in case my manager calls" day.  Always a good thing to save for after a late night Steeler game!! (happy birthday to me!)

Speaking of which, 1 more week until STEELER season!!!! Now I already got my one championship this year with my UK Cats, but another Superbowl would not suck!!  And I think 26 only holds more good things for me!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's My Party

With my 26th Bday literally right around the corner I am having the usual Bday anxiety when I actually plan some sort of celebration.  I come from a family that enjoys throwing a party, my parents used to have parties all the time for work and I used to have some epic sleepovers back in the day.  One party my mom actually turned our garage into a "spa"(think foot baths, nail stations, face masks) and we had around 30 girls at my house.

I have never been a big planner, I really don't care and I get anxiety over if people will actually show up, and if they do if they will have fun.  Now my parties have always been successful, my last being my formal 16th Bday party, people I've never spoken to in my life were asking to come in high school, it was a good time.

Last year I didn't do anything, this year my friends and I came up with a brilliant and very mature idea: Case Race.  Now for those of you who didn't attend college or live in a dorm, a case race is when you break into teams, usually 2-4 people and whichever team finishes first wins. Basically it's a recipe for some absolute drunk fun.  So we got a bunch of people together, we have 3 teams of 4 people and a couple randoms.  My awesome friends decided we have to make some great team shirts, usually you would make these with puffy paint, my friend decided we were making Legends of the Hidden Temple (Nickelodeon flashback) with our names on the back.  The shirts rock, I promise I will take pictures.

Now we're doing it at my house, and everyone keeps asking questions: time, food, drinks, details, and that crap stresses me out.  I miss the gold old days when you had a bunch of girls, sober, and you made up dances and had talent shows.  That was a good time.  I'd almost rather have a bunch of girls over and learn this dance

I know it will all be ok, I know I worry for nothing and it's going to be so fun, but I can't help it I stress.

On the bright side I am having a fantastic bday week, I have been getting a couple of cute cards and my mom is dropping off a new surprise everyday!! 26 is definitely going to be the best year ever!!!!!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

10 for 26

Alright so my Bday is approaching at a rapid pace, I'm not a fan of getting older but we shall see how 26 goes.  I always treat Bdays like New Years and make lists or resolutions for things to do during the year, so here goes nothing

1. Travel somewhere outside of the US- this might be a little tough on the budget I am on but I would like to see if I could make this happen and expand my horizons a little, it's been a while

2. Get an electronic reader of some sort-I think it may be time to dive into the world of electronic reading book thingys, I love my books and have been scared to get into this world but I think I want to beg a loved one for one at some point.

3.  Run another half marathon-not even through my first but I think I want to see if I can get through this one, get my feet wet and start planning for the next

4. Try to get more motivated for the long term- I usually don't see anything past the week, I think actually looking forward a little more in my life might do me some good. I don't want to be afraid to make plans anymore

5. Family photo- I want to try and get some sort of family picture together this year, we haven't done it in forever and our lives are moving so quickly I'd like to get a good picture of us in one place

6. Get more active- I already have improved on this one but some days I come home from work and collapse, I need to get myself moving, I always feel better after I do even when I drag myself through it.

7. Let things go- I realized from running into someone from my college years I've held a lot of grudges with people from those years I probably shouldn't have or should just let go.  I'm going to try and no have negative feelings towards them, key word being try.

8. Try to make myself a priority-I have a tendency of putting people in front of myself or what is good for me, either people who deserve to be or people who don't.

9. Move toward vegetarian/ vegan ism-  I'd really like to give this lifestyle a shot, my barrier being cheese and turkey and fish, but we will see

10.  Have fun-Always the goal, stop to look at the world around you and enjoy the beautiful world you live in.  Look at the moon and the sun, breathe in a good day.  Always my goal!


Sunday, August 5, 2012


Ok so bottom line is I'm an idiot, who signs up for a half marathon (13.1 miles) when they would rather stab themselves then actually run.  That'd be me! Sometimes into this "training" I really think about why I'm so stupid, however, it also kinda rocks.  Bottom line I was never good at running, we're talking back of the line, girl that you see running 10 minutes after the whole team already runs by.  I don't run fast and I freakin HATED it.  My version of running was barely making it through a mile and then moving on.

Well now days I need to run, for the half marathon and for my sanity.  With everything with the house I'm basically too broke to actually do anything and anyone that knows me knows I love my shopping.  No more random $100 trips to target for this girl, I haven't set foot into a mall in 3 months! Even getting dinner with friends is tough money wise for me right now, so sadly I've turned to running.  Now I'm still not sure about this whole half marathon thing, but I have 2 months to figure it out and this girl can now run 5 miles, who would've thunk it?!

So basically me and my nearby running trail are in a relationship, and it's getting serious, he's cheap.  I'm going to spend some time with him today.

Andddddddd pretty sure this is how I look running

side note: way to kick ass today Andy Murray, fell in love when he cried at Wimbledon and love watching him get gold today!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Rush

Helllllllo August, my birthday month and the end of "summer".  For real where did this summer go?  I feel like it was just March Madness because yes I do measure my year by sports seasons.

I am going to be turning........26 this month!! Last year I avoided celebrating my old age by booking it to Pittsburgh for a preseason Steeler game.  I'm scared, I hate a lot of things about getting older, most of them because the older I get the more questions I get asked that are annoying:

  • "Are you seeing anyone"
  • "What are you doing for a living?"
  • "Where are you living?"
  • "Do you have any kids?"
  • "Do you have a boyfriend?"
  • "What have you been doing since we graduated"
All of these questions have been getting progressively more annoying in my old age so I will answer them:
  • No I'm not seeing anyone (cue the weird "ohhhhh" sound and me launching into my "I don't care" speech)
  • I work for an insurance company, blah blah blah about my job
  • I moved into my new house (Cue the where, when, how questions)
  • Kids?! Ew NO!
  • No, have we met, hell no I don't have a boyfriend (see commitment/sister/trust issues)
  • I have been very busy since we graduated.........doing nothing
I do not enjoy explaining myself, for some reason living in the town I live in I have to constantly.  I'm proud of myself and what I've accomplished but I don't need to brag about anything. 

Next time: List of Must Do's for being 26!