Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I confess.. Things I don't understand.

// Girls who wear full makeup or hoop earrings to the gym.

// Our roommate who brings home the oddest things to keep on our kitchen divider. Currently I'm looking at a giant metal mosquito and a kangaroo holding it's own boobs. 

//How I walked around with a fish hook in my skirt all day and didn't know it. I was in the 

// Why I'm so into this world we call the blog-o-sphere but i cant even make a damn editorial calendar. 

// How the eff to wear lipstick. It's either the wrong color, doesn't stay on or I look like a clown.

// Why hair removal isn't free. We should all be for the evolution of hairless armpits in women. 

// How the dog manages to stay on "the cube". She sleeps on it or watches tv with us and has almost fallen off multiple times. 

Have you confessed today?

Making Melissa

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's my Birthday and... so what.

I can honestly say this is the first year that my birthday feels like any other day. Maybe it's the age, or all the responsibility but . it's just Tuesday.  I'm happy to be making it to my first year of being 29 but I'll hopefully celebrate the same birthday again next year. 

On the bright side I was back in Ft. Lauderdale late weekend got my hair done. I still wasn't completely happy with just dying my roots so I added the highlights back in. 

I also got to hang out with a couple friends but I think I slept more on this trip than anything. Maybe that's what I needed? #allIwantformybirthdayissleep 

The most exciting part of this birthday weekend?
AJ and I got a new washer yesterday. After a month of trekking to the laundry mat every week this shiny new box of clothes washing goodness was delivered. 
Can you tell I was excited?

Let's all be glad I didn't kiss the delivery guys too. 

I don't see any balloons, flowers or glitter popping up today. Even my surprise dinner with the boy had to be moved to later in the week because of his work schedule. 

For now I'll just be laying around the house, waiting on the sun to shine to I can make it outdoors today. It's January in Key West, I should be having a margarita on the beach. It is my birthday after all. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

He Said I have a BIG BUTT & Reader Survey

While the students were at lunch today a group of girls called my attention over to them. One of the boys had broken up with his latest girlfriend only to date her best friend, again. Being 10 and 11 years old is rough, you don't know how dating really works and how to even perceive yourself as a person worthy of being a girlfriend or a boyfriend. It's all eating lunch together and passing notes at this age but a breakup stings regardless. 

Anyways, since the girls were all bitter about what a jerk this boy was they were proverbially throwing him under the bus. One of them looks at me and quietly ( as quietly as a young girl can) says that in the beginning of the year the boy had told everyone I have a big butt. The girls thought this was an insult and were trying to sway my opinion as if I didn't already think the male gender could be slime-balls. 

Without missing a beat I looked at the group of girls and responded, " Yeah. I do have a big butt. I worked for all the muscle that goes into it." Utter shock replaced the smug looks on their faces. They couldn't believe I admitted I had a big butt, much less that I liked it. 

I knew the disbelief would be there but there was a hint of question in their eyes. Afterward they asked me if I had a boyfriend and I wish I wouldn't have answered and then I did. I confirmed that yes, I did. This led to another revelation, almost as if they were questioning if  boys really only like the tiny skinny girls who only worry about their hair or if there is a chance they can be 'the athletic girl' or 'the smart girl' and still have boys like them. 

I bring this post up because sometimes we forget the images young girls see. By owning what is unique about yourself you can set a positive message to them. Let them know they don't have to fit into a mold. Honestly, what's wrong with having a "big butt"? 

Abso-fucking-lutely nothing. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuesdays are the new Mondays & Links

I'm not quite sure why but Tuesdays are the new Mondays. To be frank, they suck. This week has dragged on and I'm not sure how my head is staying screwed on at the moment but I'm managing. Fortunately, today is my Friday. I'm back in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend which means I can get some things done. Checking things off a list always makes me feel good. 

And since this is my Friday I'm going to leave you with a few links to keep you busy for this long weekend. These are my favorite posts right now, enjoy!

-It's true, we work out harder when we know we look good

-If you're easily offended, we can't be friends. 

-It's girl scout cookie season. Man up and find out what alcoholic beverage to drink with your favorite treats. 

-After working in the school system, I agree. There is a huge problem here. 

-I'd like to pick one of these a week for all of 2015. Let's see how far I get. 

-I'm not preggers, nor do I plan to be but it's interesting to see what surprises first time moms

-This is probably the meanest thing you can do to someone from afar. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Humpday Confessions

I don't remember the last time I pulled up a chair behind my tiny computer and just wrote. It seems like every post I write lately has photos that I'm trying to edit, some wishlist, meal prep or product. As unfortunate as that may be, it's my life right now. Literally I work from the moment I get up to the time my head hits the pillow at night. Could be why I have such weird dreams and wake up feeling as if I never slept. 

In order to clear my brain, I'm dumping it all on you guys. Sorry for the burden but it's gotta come out someway or I'll wake up in a dream in the Walmart parking lot again and walk home to my wood paneled houseboat with 80's decor. True story, that was what I dreamt last week. 

- Has anyone tried Chromecast? It seems like a cheaper alternative to Apple TV since we basically only watch Netflix anymore. 

- I'm having wanderlust withdraws. It's making me anxious and knowing that there is a big beautiful world out there that needs to be experienced almost makes me spiteful that travel isn't cheaper. There has been talk about Alaska or Costa Rica this year. We're saving our pennies, literally. 

- AJ and I are now Homeland addicts. We're just finishing season 3 on DVD and the wait for season 4 to come out on disc seems to be eternal. Oh, and let's not get me started on waiting for Game of Thrones to come back. 

- I don't know how to handle free time. Period. 

- I hate washing my hair. Not showering or bathing, just the hair. 

- My birthday is in 8 days and sometimes I forget how old I am. I'm going to stop counting. If I cant remember how old I am I'll be in my twenties forever right?

- For whatever reason I wash and dry our pans now that we have a pot rack. I loathed that before.

Making Melissa