Someday I Will...

31 October 2013

I am so bummed I didn't jump on Taylor's link-up, but I loved the concept so much that I decided to jump on the bandwagon a little late! What a great way to wrap up BLOGtober?!

The Daily Tay

Someday I will not live paycheque to paycheque and will have a real savings account with real savings in it.

Someday I will write a novel. A proper one. With characters and chapters, and an interesting plot.

Someday I will have curtains in my living room. 
See? No curtains.
I've lived here for almost four months and I still don't have them.

Someday I will learn to go an entire day without falling down or tripping over my own feet.

Someday I will have a family of my own. A husband, children, Leia, and maybe even a dog.

Someday I will actually wake up at my first alarm instead of my third.

Someday I will go to Europe, backpack, immerse myself in the culture and never return (for a little while at least).

Someday I will have a full-time job that I spent years of education and thousands of dollars preparing for. And love it.

Someday I will look back at this year and thank myself for taking the risks I did, and smile.

Peace out, Kate

Odd One Out

October Favesies

30 October 2013

It's almost November, so I thought it would be a great time to wrap up October (and BLOGtober) with some of my favourite things of the month!

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1. Tazo Chai Latte. I have been drinking this stuff like water. It's basically the same stuff Starbucks uses for their chai lattes. I just mix about 1/4 cup of this concentrate with some soy milk and heat it in the microwave (if you're anti-micro just use the stove top). Sprinkle some cinnamon and voila! Best part- it's $4 for the lot. Which is waaay cheaper than $4 for 1 drink. Woo!

2. Allegiant. Allegiant just came out, and I already love it. Despite my best efforts, I haven't finished the book yet, but I already know I'm going to be happy with the final result. This book is the bomb dot com and you better get ready for a book review on this bad boy. If you aren't on the Divergent train yet, get on it pronto!

3. St. Ives Firming Mask. With the weather switching as much as it has been here in Toronto, my skin has been going from oily to dry over night and it's making me look really drab. I've been loving this mask because it freshens my skin and makes it feel softer and firmer. It's sups cheap too, which is another bonus.

4. CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara. I like this stuff because it makes my eyelashes look full and long without being clumpy and spidery. My all-time favourite mascara is Benefit's They're Real, but it's just so expensive to buy regularly, I found this to be a great alternative when you're on a budget.

5. Captain Phillips. Last week I went and saw this movie and I wasn't so sure how I'd like it. I'm not going to lie, the movie was at 9:30 at night (which it already past my bedtime) and I had a hard time staying awake at first, but the movie picked up real fast, and the rest of the movie my eyes were glued to the screen. Tom Hanks was amazing as usual, and what's even cooler is that the movie was actual based on a real life event! He's probably going to win an award, so you guys should go see it.

6. Katy Perry's Prism. You know how I feel about Katy, so when her album was released I didn't skip a beat in taking a listen to the album. I love it. Check out her song, By The Grace of God.

7. My converse. I've had these bad boys since high school and I've been wearing the crap out of them lately. They are perfect for walking around in the city and are so broken in they make my feet happy to wear them. Regardless of fashion sense, I wear them with jeans, leggings and dress pants.

One more thing that I just LOVED this month was my blog! Seriously guys, this BLOGtober challenge I put for myself has really allowed me to grow as a blogger and helped me find my niche. I'm so thankful for all my new followers, and all the new friends I've made this month. It's actually pretty awesome.
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Hair probs & other confessions

29 October 2013

Beauty Confessions...

Last week I shared some of my favourite nail polishes this season, and in doing so I confessed that I'm not much of a "beauty" girl. Since you guys enjoyed it so much, I've decided to share with you all some more of my "Beauty Confessions". 

I don't brush my hair..
Okay, so I brush my hair sometimes but for the most part, I part my hair and let it air dry. My hair is just so long and wavy that if I do brush it, it poofs out a la Hermione Granger. There is the odd time I will comb it out after I wash it though. Which brings me to my next confessions...

I wash my hair maybe 2 or 3 times a week.
Not to be confused with showering. I generally shower daily, I just don't always wash my hair. My excuse again being that my hair is so long, washing it all of the time actually dries it out, and it takes forever to rinse out. I'm lazy, so sue me. Honestly though, it's actually really good for your hair if you don't over wash it. It does dry out the hair, so your body tries to overproduce oils to make up for the dryness, making it way more oily than it should be. I typically use dry shampoo to keep my hair looking so fresh an' so clean.

Sometimes I don't wash all my makeup off at night.
It's gross. I'm not saying I'm proud of it. Sometimes I'm just so exhausted that I barely have the energy to get into bed let alone wash my face. No bueno. This one's going to need some major work.

I definitely don't drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Maybe like, 5? I know drinking water is good for your overall health, and staying hydrated is super important but sometimes instead of grabbing water to drink, I'll grab a Coke or juice. Bad Kate.

I don't get my hair cut every 6 weeks.
I read somewhere that in order to maintain healthy hair and natural growth, you should get your hair trimmed every six weeks. Well this white girl is poor so she can't afford that many hair cuts. I think the last time I got my hair cut was in July.... so my hair is pretty darn long. I definitely need a haircut..

As Usher Raymond IV would say, these are my confessions. What are yours?

ALSO my friend Karly is doing this super rad linkup with Glossy Blonde called Totally Posted Tuesdays. So go check it out and link up!

Peace out, Kate

Odd One Out


28 October 2013

Get ready folks, it’s about to get waaay intense up in here...

I’d like to think I am pretty open on here, I mean generally I’ve spoken about some of my successes and some of my failures, but there has been one thing I haven’t spoken about on here, like, at all, so here goes.

I’m an orphan.

Not like the curly red-headed singing-type orphan, but pretty close (not really). Specifically speaking, I’m what they call a maternal-orphan, in that my father is still living, but my mother died before I was 18. I was 15 to be exact. And it happened nine years ago today.

I’m not telling you guys this for sympathy or to get all the “I’m so sorry for your loss” comments, I’m telling you guys this because my mum was such a huge part of my life, and since this blog has become a pretty big part in my life as well, I felt like I needed to open up about this, so that if I ever mention her again in the future, (which will likely be frequent) you will all know who I’m talking about and why I constantly speak about her in the past tense.

It was October 28, 2004, and it was not something any of us had seen coming. I mean that in the sense that she wasn’t sick. She didn’t have cancer, or any other kind of terminal disease, she was perfectly healthy. So then what happened? The doctor’s told us she had suffered a brain aneurism in the brain stem, which basically means the major hub of all brain activity had sort of, “exploded”. She was only in the hospital a week before the doctors determined she wasn’t going to get any better. Then the morning of October 28th came; we got the call at around 2:30 in the morning that we needed to come in, because, as my dad put it, “it was time”.

It was a really hard time for me after that day. To know that I won’t be able to share some of my really big moments with her really sucks, but I’ve grown to staying positive every day. I believe that even though she physically isn’t with me, she is still with me in spirit. When I miss her, I allow myself to miss her, and then instead of getting depressed, I remember the good memories and smile.

This one time, I tried telling her this joke, (naturally I thought it was hilarious) and I could barely finish the punchline before cracking myself up. She just chuckled and rolled her eyes. At the exact moment I saw her roll her eyes, I started to take a drink of Dr. Pepper. For some reason I thought it was hilarious that she didn’t think the joke was funny, and I ended up spitting Dr. Pepper right out of my nose and she was directly in the line of fire. My mum laughed more at that than the joke I told. It was so her.

There's so much of her in me, and I'm so proud to have that. She was a journalist, you know. She loved to laugh and tell jokes, and she could read HP and the Goblet of Fire in one sitting (and did so twice that I know of). She inspired me while she was here with me, and even more now that she isn't.

So today, this post is dedicated to her.

Miss you, mum.

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A to Z Book Survey

25 October 2013

So I saw this survey a few weeks ago on Kristin's blog and I've been planning to do it ever since!

I'm a big reader, so I found this survey to be quite fun, and if you're into it you should totally do it too!

Author you've read the most books from.
Don't judge me but, Nicholas Sparks. I actually enjoy reading his books because I can breeze through them so quickly.

Best sequel ever.
Recently I'd have to go with Catching Fire from The Hunger Games trilogy. It's actually my favourite of the three. All time though I'm going to have to say Harry Potter, because the series got me into reading as a kid, plus it's HP, duh.

Currently reading
Allegiant. It's so good!

Drink of choice while reading.
Tea. Duh.

E-reader of physical book.
If I know I want to add the book to a physical library, I'll but the physical book, but I do like e-reading.

Fictional character you would have probably dated in high school.
HAH. Yeah right. Me? Date in high school? I was too big a nerd. But if I were a total babe back then I would certainly have to go with the same answer as Kristin. Jon Snow. Because he knows nothing, and due to me being a complete nerd, I'm certain I know everything.

Glad you gave this book a chance.
Warm Bodies. Not into zombie books, but I really enjoyed this one.

Hidden gem book.
The Guernsey Literary and the Potato Peel Pie Society. Longest book title, right? It's a small book, but soooo good. Especially if you enjoy books that are set during war times.

Important moment in your reading life.
I remember picking up The Diary of Anne Frank when I was a kid and just crying in my room about how they were being treated. I had never understood World War II to great extent because I was so young, but reading the true story of a girl that was there put things into perspective. It changed my life.

Just finished.
The Hobbit! It took me a while, but I did it!

Kinds of books you won't read.
I stand by trying to give books a chance (see Warm Bodies), but I do limit myself to some books. I will never read Fifty Shades of Grey, or anything like it, including Twilight. Also I don't particularly like Jodi Picoult novels either..

Longest book you've ever read.
At 766, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix takes the prize. Thanks Goodreads.

Major book hangover because of...
The Fault in Our Stars. I read it in a weekend so I felt like I was just chill in' out with Gus and Hazel and then all of a sudden I wasn't. Bummer.

Number of bookcases you own.
Technically two. Jess and I share one bookcase for our textbooks which is kept in the storage room because it's an eyesore. The other bookshelf is in the living room, and it has both of our collections on it.

One book you have read multiple times.
I've only ever reread Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. And I don't technically "reread" I just reread the bits I liked best.

Preferred place to read.
I will read anywhere. On the couch, in bed, on the subway, break room at work. As long as I'm comfy.

Quote from a book you've read that inspires you.
"People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion" Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared" Lois Lowry, The Giver

Reading regret.
I went through a phase where clutter used to actually make me feel anxious, so I would throw stuff out to avoid having to find new space for it. During this phase I through out almost half of my library. I wish I had kept the books, or at least donated them.

Series you started and need to finish.
Veronica Roth's Divergent series. And I'm doing that as. we. speak. ish.

Three of your all-time favourite books.
1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; 2. The Giver by Lois Lowry; and 3. HP (Hufflepuffs unite)

Unapologetic fangirl for...
Chick-lit. I like reading Nicholas Sparks and Sophia Kinsella. What are you going to do about it?

Very excited for this release more than all the others.
Technically is just came out, but Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I work at a book store and you better believe I bought that sucker first thing in the morning.

Worst bookish habit.
I bend the spines of books I'm reading. I actually like the way it looks. Makes my books look well-used.

Your latest book purchase.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Zzz-snatcher book (the last book that kept you up way late).
The Fault in Our Stars. I just wanted to see if Gus and Hazel would get to Amsterdam and live happily ever after!

And there you have it folks!

Also, it's #backthatazzup Friday so go ahead and fill out this survey yourself whilst jamming to the magic that is Phil Collins. You're welcome.

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Working out some bugs

24 October 2013

As you can see, I've got a lovely new blog design! I've been working on this one for almost a month, selecting a colour scheme and coming up with a new creative "About" section. I've been having a lot of fun playing around with Photoshop and learning some new fun things. As you can see, I'm still sticking with the mint/grey theme. I'm really loving the colour combo. I've been pinning mint and grey like crazy. Also grey and yellow, bellisimo! Any one else agree? Side note, auto correct tried to correct "bellisimo" to "blemish". Same thing, right? Hah.

I am however still trying to work out some bugs on here. CSS and HTML can be a pain in the butt, especially when trying to work around Blogger. So you may notice some more changes over the next few days. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to that sort of thing. Fun fact, I actually self taught myself HTML when I was 12, and had my first blog! Since then I've forgotten pretty well everything. 

Leia's also been driving me crazy lately, so I keep getting sidetracked from finishing the design. I've had to stop writing this post twice already because she was getting into trouble. To top that, I'm more of a night-person in terms of productivity, but I wake up at 4 am every morning for work, so I've been trying to fit in time to finish this business ASAP!

Thanks for hangin' in there!

Peace out, Kate

Being Sick & Other Thoughts

23 October 2013

Brace yourselves, this post is going to be a little random,  I'm on a lot of cold medication.

When you live in a country where the temperature can go from disgustingly warm to freezing cold over night, it's pretty impressive if you don't manage to get a stuffed nose. My stuffed nose has merged into a sore throat, and a constant migraine.

On the plus side, being sick has allowed me to accomplish some pretty cool things. Like start reading the final book of the Divergent series. Basically I'm glued to the couch watching Netflix and reading Allegient. Speaking of Netflix, I found Pretty In Pink on Netflix the other day and realized I had never seen it. Crazy, right? That problem has been solved now.

Also, Mindy Kaling is adorable and I want to be friends with her. True story.

And BBM for iPhone and Android? I feel like I everyone just started posting their thingies on social media and I had no idea what was happening. So naturally I jump on that train only to be wait-listed to use it. Lame.

Also, you guys know how I feel about Katy Perry. Her new album, Prism was released, so thats also been playing.

I think that's about it for me today. Someone send me some OJ and tea. Thanks

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Weekend Recap

21 October 2013

First things first, have you ever had chocolate cream cheese icing? I mean... I don't know how I've gone my whole twenty-four years having never eaten this delicious, delicious sugary piece of heaven. The icing in question was eaten (and deeply enjoyed) this past Saturday when I went back home (two weeks in a row, huzzah!) for my uncle's birthday. Just before we ate heaven in chocolate form, we participated in my family's ago-old birthday tradition. Instead of singing "Happy Birthday" we sing "Oh Happy Day" a la Sister Act II. I'm always Whoopi.

Some other cool shtuff that happened:

I shared a bed with these cuties all weekend:

Also this amazing thing happened. Thank you Erin and Karly for opening my eyes to a new, better, burrito-bowl-filled life:

This might have also happened...

That was pretty much my weekend! How was your weekend?

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Ultimate Nail Polish Guide for Autumn

18 October 2013

Maybe "Ultimate" isn't the best way to describe my nail polish selection for this post, but we'll go with it...

First things first, I'm no beauty blogger. I wish I was. I wish I had the know-how, the time, and the endless monies to be able to play with makeup/ beauty/ hair products, alas, I am lazy, and poor so there's no help for me there. So if you were looking for a guide with real beauty knowledge, you should probably leave now because I can offer you no legitimate beauty advice. I never sometimes brush my hair, wear minimal makeup, and generally use whatever face wash is on sale.. or whatever my roommate has in the cabinet.

That being said, there is one thing that I indulge in: nail polish. I started wearing it to stop me from biting my nails, and then I just kind of went with it. I mean, it usually chips after the first day, and more often than not I smudge it almost immediately after painting them. But I still do it. Go figure. Plus the colours are just, so like, totally cute, right?

Here are a few of my favourite polishes that I've been using this season, and since I'm not a beauty blogger, (see above) I'm going to describe the polishes with all the finesse I have. Voila.. and... stuff.
As you can see the first colour is this super fab, um, purpley reddish colour. The polish is Essie's "Bahama Mama". Who knew a colour called Bahama Mama would be a fall colour? I guess it's probably not meant to be a fall colour, but as Bon Jovi said, "it's my life, I'll wear whatever nail polish I freaking want" or something like that.
Here we have this really dark shimmering blue with purple. Super cute. It's called "Yoga-Ta Get This Blue" and it's from OPI. I love this colour because it's blue and can also be used as a microphone. Also this is the closest thing I'm ever going to get to actual "yoga".
This beautiful lilac purple is from the Modern Family collection by Nicole by OPI. It's called "Am I Making Myself Claire?". I heard somewhere that this type of colour is a "soft romantic" colour. That's cool because what girl doesn't love a little romance in her life?
The last colour is Essie's "Blanc". Little known fact, "blanc" is French for white. I know this because I'm Canadian and therefore bilingual. Another fact, when I wear this colour I feel like Miley Cyrus. Minus the naked wrecking ball part.

So there you guys have it! Also it's Friiiiday! Queue #backthatazzup Friday.

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Now go paint your nails whilst listening to this bomb song and have a great weekend!


*Disclaimer: Please excuse the overuse of sarcasm in the post. It's a disease and I'm being treated.

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Making friends is hard

17 October 2013

When you've lived in the same city your whole life, I have found that you're always surrounded by friends. I mean, in my case, I've always had at least one friend around, either at work, school, church, whatever. Even those dreaded first days of school when you discover your best friend is in Mrs. Jones' class and you've been placed in Mr. Sherbourne's. There's always that one person you kind of know enough in your class to be friends with. I've basically had friends my whole life.

Now before you go all, "but Kate you still do have friends..." yes, this is true. I have some really great friends that I love dearly, back home. The thing is, being in another city, I don't really have anyone to spend time with (apart from Jess, but she's always at school). What's weird is that I've never found it hard to make friends, and I'm not sure if it's because of the city, or because I have a third eye I don't know about, but I just haven't really made any friends.
Alas, my nights are mostly spent alone, watching whatever is on TV. How boring. I live in one of the best metropolitan cities in North America, and I'm at home watching TLC marathons. No one told me it would be so hard to make friends, but it's a daunting task. I work with a company of about 70 people, and I'm the new kid on the block. Don't get me wrong, any one of those people should be so lucky to have me as a friend, but I just don't know where to start. I wish it were as easy at it was when we were younger, "Hi I'm Kate, I'm 24, want to be my friend?" Done.

I get all choked up and ramble on about nonsense and then I make a weird face, laugh and slap my knee. I'm not even kidding. I'm pretty sure most of my coworkers think I'm a total loon.

Basically me any time someone asks me a question at work.

Soooo I'm making (another) goal for myself. I'm going to make two new friends at work this month. Friends as in, exchange contacts or literally "friend" on Facebook. Something that solidifies that I've made a friend. Not a hard task. I'm making it happen.

It's time to get out there and meet some peeps!

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Don't sweat the small stuff

16 October 2013

Today's been one of those days...

I'm generally a very positive person, and wouldn't want to subject you guys to my complaining, but this is my blog and I can do whatever I want, so there.

Ever have one of those days where everything kind of just, makes you irritated? People are just particularly stupid that day, and nothing is fast enough. The bus is late, the person talking on their phone is too loud, and that blog post you've been working on for well over an hour just doesn't look right?

Well that's how my day has been. It hasn't been a bad day per se, it has more or less been a "meh"  day. To be honest I didn't even notice things were bugging me until I started to write my post for today, which, I might add, was over two hours ago.  At first I didn't know what I was going to write about, so I checked out my list of ideas in my handy dandy Star Wars Moleskin (I know, totes awesome) and got some really great creative juices flowing. It's just, nothing worked out as I had wanted. It wasn't flowing, but in all the wrong directions, and I ramble and go all over the place most of the time, so that says something. I guess I just wasn't happy with the quality of the post.

I wanted to write something that I'm happy with, that I enjoy writing, and that you guys would enjoy reading, but it just wasn't happening. I actually got really frustrated and debated not writing anything. But I made "Blogtober" so that I could complete some things off of my list (procrastinate less and take more risks). You might not think blogging every day would be a risk, but it opens doors for me. If I can commit to writing everyday, than I can commit to other things (like actually going bungee jumping instead of just saying, "yeah, that'd be cool"). I just wanted to feel like I accomplished something I'm proud of. I really only came to this conclusion after writing the last few paragraphs, but who cares if the post didn't pan out? Today I climbed the proverbial "hump" and it left me a little out of breath, but I'm not going to sweat it. Don't ever sweat the small stuff. Don't over think things, and have a little freaking fun.

I just needed a day to ramble and not really care about the content of the post, so here you guys go. Tomorrow is a new day, with a new post, and I'm excited to write. But for today, I'm happy with this one too.

Happy Hump Day.

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My "Fall into Winter" Must- Haves

15 October 2013

I live in Canada, which even if you know nothing about Canada, the one thing you do know is that we have winter for about 8 months of the year. Typically we start getting very cold weather around this time of year, and it isn't uncommon for us to have snow on Halloween.

So in preparation for the upcoming winter weather that I'm anticipating in the next few weeks, I've comprised a list of some of my "Fall into Winter" must-haves.

EOS Lip Balm
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Cold weather means chapped lips, and there's nothing that I hate more than cracked, chapped lips so I always carry one of these suckers with me wherever I go. My personal fave is the Sweet Mint. Yum!

A super cute (and warm) hat

Canadian winters are nothing to joke about, so I need to keep my ears covered. I also have an unruly amount of hair, and if the wind blows just a little this mane is going to end up a whole lot of hot mess. Having a hat on keeps it from going everywhere, plus I look adorable in it.

A long coat
Sticking to the outerwear theme, something I've wanted to invest in for quite some time has been a jacket that goes past my bum (and it's a huge bum, so that takes quite a bit of material in aaaalll the wrong places). But I finally found a coat that I think works great with my curves, is long enough to cover my butt, and is different enough that I don't look like every other girl in a black peacoat. ModCloth has just introduced two new private labels, and this Pier Before Your Eyes Coat is part of Myrtlewood's collection. Aaaand because the size goes all the way up to a 4X, just about any girl can get their hands on this gorgie piece of clothing. Love it.

(Soy) Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
These things are dangerous for me. They are so tasty. White chocolate? Yum. Peppermint? Double yum. The best freaking espresso ever? Yum, yum, yum! This girl is lactose intolerant so she get's it soy, or lactose free. My suggestion is that if you haven't tried it, you're missing out. Big time.

A good book
Right now I'm reading, Let's Pretend This Never Happened... by Jenny Lawson. Sometimes when it's freezing cold out and there's like, 20 cm of snow on the ground, you just gotta pick up a book and have at 'er.

A soft, snuggly cat to cozy up to
I know, she's totally adorable.
You don't actually think I'd leave Leia out of this post, did you? In my experience, the best thing to do on a cold winter's day is to snuggle up to a warm, fuzzy pet. Whether it's a tyrant kitty like Leia, or another fuzzy pet.

Here's to a happy winter!
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Happy Thanksgiving, eh!

14 October 2013

While all you Americans out there are enjoying your Columbus day, us Canucks up North are celebrating our Thanksgiving. Hence why there weren't any posts this weekend. I've been busy being thankful with family, and getting stuffed with turkey. Besides, this Odd One Out prefers quality over quantity, so I didn't think you guys would mind missing a few days outta me.

Here in Canadia, we have a lot to be thankful for, like the fact that our government is still up and running (technically not today, since it's a holiday, but you get the gist), for October, the weather has been pretty mild and I've seen a few brave souls still wearing shorts, plus there's a whole heck of a lot more to be thankful for, and I don't want to bore you guys.

Personally, I'm thankful for an incredible family who loves and supports me through every single endeavour I seek, amazing friends, both new and old, a roof over my head in my favourite city ever, food in my belly (possibly too much at times), my lovely weirdo of a cat, and you guys! When I started this blog almost a year ago, I never thought anyone would want to read it. Everyday that I see my stats I'm so amazed that people actually take the time to read my ramblings and it's pretty freaking awesome, so thanks you guys!

Aside from today being Thanksgiving, it's also Monday, which means it's time for....
Sami's Shenanigans

Saturday I started at my new job (yay!) and I'm so excited about working for this company. I've worked in the past with them and absolutely loved it, so I feel really good about it. I also quit my other job (you know, the one I talked about in this post) WOO! Then I headed home to spend the weekend with the fan jam. We went out for dinner, and I got some pretty tasty fajitas. Yumm. Then we watched some TV and kept it really low key, my fave.

Sunday started out pretty amazing...
Then we had dinner with whole family. I ate about a quarter of my weight in turkey and broccoli casserole. I love Thanksgiving. I also watched a whole football game! I'm a hockey fan by heart, so I don't know anything about football, but I come from a family of football fans. We watched the Patriots vs the Saints and I have to say, I kind of enjoyed it. I mostly discussed Tom Brady's life based on what I've read in magazines and asked questions as to why the QB kept licking his fingers, but I wasn't bored, and that says something. Congrats to me!

Since I was gone all weekend I was without Hima-Leia, so as soon as I got home this morning, she's been glued to me. I could barely even finish this post because she kept rolling on my keyboard...

Have a great Monday, wherever you are!

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Friday Five

11 October 2013

Today I'm introducing the Friday Five! What is the Friday Five, you ask? The Friday Five is simply a list of five things that stood out for me this week. Either things happening in the media, or in the blogesphere, or in my own life.

This week's Friday Five:

1. Cold and flu season is upon us. I've literally been tied to my bed at every possible chance I had. I've been popping Cold FX like Pez and chugging as much OJ as my little bladder can tolerate.

2. Candy Crush. Because I've literally felt like a walking ball of mucus (tmi?) I've spent the majority of my time curled up watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother whilst playing probably the most addicting game ever.
3. The Quarterback episode of Glee. Because having a runny nose isn't enough, I ugly cried throughout the whole episode. It was such a touching tribute to Cory. The writers, along with all of the actors did such an incredible job remembering Cory.

4. This little booger has been really sneaky lately. She woke me up this morning at 7 by practically mauling my face (with love). When she's up, it's time to play. Yesterday I put a sweater down on my bed and not even two minutes later she was taking a snooze on it. #CatLadyProbs
5. Lorde's Royals. This song has literally been stuck in my head all week, and just when it's out, I hear it again. So as part of #backthatazzup Friday, I'm posting it on today's blog so that you too, can have it stuck in your head all. freakin'. weekend.

Royals by Lorde on Grooveshark

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