Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rambles. Lots of Them.

Alright friends here's the deal. I've sat in front of my computer for the last few nights in a row trying to blog. The end result has been a total of three drafts (all of which are unfinished) and the last 60 minutes spent sitting here listening to my "Shhh" playlist on iTunes trying to get me in the writing mood. Ugh, why is this so hard lately? I used to be teeming with post ideas and anecdotes. I feel like I don't have either anymore. And also I finished my wine so I'm sure that's not helping me either. ...the fact that I ran out of wine, not that I drank too much of it. There's no such thing as too much wine. That could be argued, actually, now that I think about it.

Anyway, we're gonna go the "write whatever comes to your head first" route tonight and see if we can't get anything done.

Firstly, I would just like to share with you my new desktop background:
It's kind of bad ass. College football starts in 30-some-odd days and if I wasn't getting excited before, I am now. Cause you know, desktop backgrounds have that effect on me? But seriously, I kept minimizing all my windows at work the other day just so I could stare at it for a few minutes at a time. Go Devils.

This afternoon spontaneously turned out to be a pleasant work-from-home-Tuesday which was both spontaneous and pleasant. But I already used those adjectives now that I'm re-reading that sentence. Also, "work-from-home-Tuesday" doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "work-from-home-Friday," which is usually my work from home day. I like to put on NBC and watch the Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and Kathy Lee and Hoda. Kathy Lee and Hoda are always drinking wine. At like 11 in the morning. Someone tell me how to get that job please.

Speaking of jobs, I took an "ergonomics assessment" at work the other day. I didn't think "ergonomics" was a real word, let alone had its own department and assessments and experts. But boy do they. I learned all about good posture and appropriate placement of my office equipment...and I also learned I'm doing it all wrong. But is it just me or are the little pictures and arrows on your chair levers kind of confusing? I feel like I'm looking at a set of Ikea assembly instructions. Which I can also never figure out.
Life is too short to spend it trying to understand Ikea assembly instructions am I right?

I worked out the other day and found myself stuck on the ground cause I was too tired to stand up. I said "Nate help! I'm tired and I can't get up!" And then he said "I'll let you lay there until you're able to." And then I gave him the stink-eye and he said "What? That's helping people. Having them learn to do things on their own."
Oh. Ok.

My new favorite adverb is "wildy."
"You've been wildly helpful"
"I had a wildly good time"
Tell me that adverb doesn't make every sentence sound more lively. ...People pick favorite adverbs right??

Ok, please just look at this auto-correct:
What in the hell?? I found it wildly funny (see what I did there?). Also, for the record, I Googled "Khrushchev" and turns out he was the former Secretary General of the communist party of the Soviet Union in like, the 1950s. Or something.

So I've come to the conclusion that out of all the hours of the day Happy Hour is my favorite hour. Mostly because it involves drinks, and food, and drinks, and friends like these:
Jennica from Strawberries and Wine and Rhea from Hot Dog Food Blog and I went to school together since like, elementary school? And we were cheerleaders together in high school and now we happy hour together cause we're adults like that. And conveniently we all have blogs now so we do a little blog talk too. I just love good friends. And good Happy Hours.

And I'll end on that note. Cause that's a good note to end on right?

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  1. Hahahahah I forgot about Khrushchev! Your blog posts are wildly good and your asu background is wildly awful (bear down) and I love you a wildly lot and I'm going to text you now k bye

    Peace love and Khrushchev

  2. I thought this was a great post. I LOVE your memes. They are wildy funny! I always look forwarding reading what you write, so JUST write!

  3. I'm wildly sorry, and normally I would NEVER point out a typo to you, my wildly wonderful daughter. But "hot DOT food blog"??? We'll blame the wine, K? LOVE YOU!!!!

  4. Can't wait for football to start!! :))
    That auto correct is ridiculous! I have had things pop up like that before...although the most common one recently is when I am trying to type "good" and it keeps changing it to "food"...which tells you what my iPhone thinks about me ;) And also reminds me that it's nearly lunch time and I'm starving.

  5. 1: canNOT wait for ASU football season. 2: that little girl gif gets me every. damn. time. 3: Happy Hour with you girls needs t become a monthly thing. we owe it to ourselves!

  6. Where do I even begin??

    Ummm i WISH that I could work from home at least 1 day a week. I'm jealous. I don't know what I'd rather want...a work from home Monday or a work from home Friday. Hmmm...

    Autocorrect is seriously the worst thing ever created. I hate it.....mostly because it corrects a lot of my words for inappropriate ones and I send it before I notice that it's wrong and then I feel like an idiot.

  7. WHERE IS MY COMMENT. Ugh, I hate blogger. I told you your mom is funny up there ^^^ and we need to find huge wine glasses. But then I went and found huge wine glasses, at my moms job.



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