Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Facts: All Sorts of Updated Goodness

Fact: today was National Hug Day, or something like that.

Fact: that has nothing to do with what I'm going to blog about.

Fact: I'm about to give you all kinds of updates on le blog.

I have both good news and bad news to catch you all up on. Let's start with the good news, because if we were going alphabetically we should start with bad news since B comes before G, but I'm feeling rebellious right now and I feel like starting off in the middle of the alphabet with G, the good news.

Good news:
I put my Valentine's Day decorations up:
In case anyone's keeping track, it's not yet February, which means I'm ahead of schedule, which also means pigs must be flying somewhere.

-I finally met...er virtually, that is, my blog bff Mosby from Simplicity is Key!
It was the first time I've video chatted with anyone from blogland. 
It's true, Mosby stole my blog-friend-turned-video-chatting-friend V Card. 
She's a frisky lady, what can I say? ;)
I can also now confidently say that I'm not being catfished, and Mosby's not a creepy, wrinkled old man whose real name is Arthur and has a pet ferret. 
So that was good news.

I hate talking on the phone because I'm always terrified of awkward silences, so the idea of video chatting had me a little nervous, I can't lie. Cause if you run into an awkward silence while you're video chatting, you're just sitting there looking at each other which just makes for even more awkwardness, and ain't nobody got time for that. Fortunately we didn't have such an encounter and she is just as fabulous via talking to each other as she is texting each other! I got to meet her little kitty Brutus and she got to meet Maycee and Gunther and the whole thing just went smashingly! 
Can't wait to do it again! 

-I got my learn on last weekend, and was able to tour the new Mormon Temple being built here in AZ with a couple of our best friends

I don't know much about Temple building in the LDS faith so it was a really neat learning experience, and the inside of it is was so grand, and elaborate. It was pretty cool. 

-Nate and I went bird hunting, and while we didn't kill any quail, I did think of this awesome hashtag: #allfailnoquail. Cause nobody killed any quails, so everyone failed, no quail...it's probably not a good sign if you have to explain your hashtags right??
Also, if you're on the east coast right now, buried under two feet of snow, you can't be mad at me for what you're about to see ok?
And don't worry, you can rub it in my face this summer when you're outdoors gallivanting around enjoying yourself and I'm laying inside on my tile floor with no clothes on trying to cool down from the 120 heat. So it's fair. 

And now for the Bad news:

This happened:
You guessed it, another car accident. For those of you keeping track, that's two car accidents in four months, and I've only had my car back since October, the last time it was repaired from my accident. Nate and I were driving home from work and the guy behind us wasn't paying attention when traffic slowed down, and plowed into us at 50-60mph. 
Remember when I told you about the last accident I was in, and how it wasn't my fault, but rather my alter ego?? I've changed my mind. It's this car.
It's bad ju ju.
I go my whole life, 26 years with no accidents, no tickets, nothing, then all of a sudden I buy this car and bam - two accidents in four months. I'm not happy.

But I am happy about the fact that both you, the reader, and this blog are now up to date. It's like that feeling you get when you clear all your notifications off your phone, and get rid of all those red bubbles that drive you crazy telling you how many emails you have to read...just me??

And on that note, I will bid you all adieu....

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  1. Haha I am one frisky lady! So glad we got to talk and prove we were not creepy old men! And it went smashingly and we better do it again soon! We have some goals to go over:))))

  2. i had the same car luck--i made it until 30 without a wreck, ticket and then BAM. 2 tickets in 1 month and 2 wrecks in another month. i shall never brag about it again! ;)

  3. So sorry to hear about your accident!! That's some serious bad luck - 2 accidents back to back! :(
    But happy you both are ok :)

    Love your Valentine's Day decor! I don't have ANYTHING, but seeing all the cute things people have been putting up recently calls for a trip to Target!!

  4. You want to come over and decorate my place for me.?!

  5. I guess that means it's time for a different car! :) Glad you and Nate are safe though...scary!
    And I love those two v-day prints on the top shelf...please tell me where you got them. Hook a sista up!

  6. Cute decorations :) So fun that you had a video chat with a blogger!! I need to hop on this train, everyone is doing it ;)

  7. Those damn red bubbles are the worst!!! So glad you didn't get catfished, hahaha!

  8. sorry about your car!! glad you are ok though!

  9. In my opinion, it’s always better to start your post with good news. At the very least, it can soften the blow of the incoming bad news. Anyways, thankfully you’re not badly hurt, and it was the same for the guy who hit your car. I hope everything will progress well with your car and the insurance process.

    Olga Becker @ Upton & Hatfield



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