Sunday, May 31, 2009

Show's Over

I just got in trouble.  I'm almost out of my Mac mascara, which has been pretty great.  I wanted to try DiorShow.  My cousin Becky uses it, and I've heard it's pretty fab.  So I go to and get it in my shopping cart.  As I pull out my credit card to make the $24 purchase, Adam stops me.  He knows about my... ahem... {issues} with spending, and he performed an intervention.  He's right.  I don't need it and frankly can't afford it.  But still!  I need mascara anyway... I could definitely rationalize my way into getting the kind I want! ;)

Heading to bed now... shot down and probably going to dream of Sephora goodies!


I totally forgot to tell you guys!  At the reception yesterday, there was a total Spence look alike. For those of you who don't know, Spence is short for Spencer (The Hills).  I kid you not, when I walked in that room I did a double take.  He looked exactly like him.  Holy moly I wish I could've scored a picture.  He looked just like this:

I promise you, they could be twins, except Reception Guy was a little shorter than Spence looks on The Hills.

Back to real life!
I start my job tomorrow.
I'm kind of nervous.
I have to drive to Batesville for orientation, starting at 9.
I hope I can make it to class in Little Rock at 5. 
Fat chance.
Speaking of class... my online class is kickin' my tail!
I graduated and tricked myself into thinking I was done.

I'll let y'all know how the first day goes tomorrow!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Not the Warmest...

The reception was tonight.  It was about an hour away.  It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great.  The best part (for me) was getting to wear my new dress.  Not really, it wasn't that bad.  It was a beautiful reception with great food.  They had a buffet set up.  Great food.  I always feel like I can't eat though, really, because you don't want to be the heifer that eats a full meal off the fancy buffet.  Back to the point.  It's always awkward when you don't know anyone.  I only knew Adam and his best friend (the groom) so I was pretty quiet most of the evening.  We only stayed about an hour and a half.  

Can I just rant for a minute?  There was this girl there.  I'll try to be discrete.  She seemed to think it was cute to cut people down and just tear into them for no good reason.  She is a self-proclaimed bully who likes to give her husband's friends a hard time.  She said, "I'm blunt, I'm a bully, that's just me."  She was ridiculously rude, to the point where I felt awkward.  Does she think it's cute or funny to cut down her man's friends?  It's nothing but obnoxious and unattractive!  Gah!

Anyway.... it was worth the drive for Adam to see his best friend.  We got Arby's on the way home and now we're relaxing watching a movie.  It was nice to get out of the house but it's nice to be home.

I start my job Monday!  Eeeee!

To Whom It May Concern:

Dear NY & Co.,

I know I've owed some money on my store card for quite some time.  Your daily phone calls from 303 and 614 numbers have become normal to me, causing a knee-jerk reaction of pressing the shady button and pretending like you never called.

Well, old friend, I paid you two days ago.  I paid all but $40 dollars of what I owe you.  I paid 60 bucks more than what you were asking me to pay.  So here's the big question:  Why the flip are you still calling me at all hours of the day (and night)?!

Your calls stir up a guilty, shopaholic remorse deep in my soul.  Even now, when I am caught up on payments.  So stop calling me.  Atleast until next month when I'm late again.

Your fav cardholder,

Friday, May 29, 2009

Crazy 8's

I found this survey on one of my new favorite blogs and decided it was appropriate, because my life has been a little {crazy} lately itself.  So here we go!

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. Starting my new job... Monday!
2. Hannah's wedding next month
3. The pool at my apartment complex is opening soon - aka laying out and sunnies! (translation: sunglasses)
4. Getting my first paycheck!  
5. Getting a gym membership (directly correlated to getting my first paycheck)
6. Wedding reception I'm going to with the boy tomorrow - I bought the {cutest} maxi dress!
Wanna see?

 {love it}

7. Finding the perfect new bedding for the bedroom!
8. AUGUST 2010! (I'll reveal what this date means soon enough)

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Googled if it is okay to cut a cat's whiskers.  It's not.
2. Took a quiz for my online class... and btw didn't do so hot.  Thank you lord for 2 more tries!
3. Got a Mystic Tan... I was far too pasty for the afore-mentioned dress
4. Cooked dinner for Adam - aka bought potato salad and a rotisserie chicken from Harp's deli, threw in some ramen and shawam... din din!
5. Speaking of shawam - I also watched So, You Think You Can Dance... my favorite summer show!
6. Went to the Harding track with Adam and exercised for the first time in months
7. Rented Paul Blart: Mall Cop and watched it with the boy
8. Confessed to my mom I've been living off Ramen (c'mon paycheck)

8 things I wish I could do:

1.  Be a professional shopper (sorry, social work)
2. The Master Cleanse - I've tried before but never quite made it the whole way through
I think I might try again next week
3. Lose fiddy lbs - cleanse might help kick start!
4. Get a puppy... I really want a puggle.  I need to wait until I'm more settled... poo!
They're just {so} cute:
 5. Go shopping with a limitless credit card
6. Be a better cook!  I'd love to take a cooking class and learn to cook healthy yummy meals!
7. Cartwheels.  They look so fun.
8. Hire a maid.  I like to clean but often don't have energy or time!  I hate doing laundry.

8 shows I watch:

1. Bachelorette
2. So, You Think You Can Dance
3. Jon & Kate Plus 8 (Adam loathes this fact about me)
4. The Hills (he's not a big fan of this one either)
5. The West Wing (makes up for #'s 3 & 4)
6. Sex and the City (any time it's on, I watch, even tho I've got them all on DVD)
7. GREY'S (boo, summer hiatus)

Right now I'm watching Flight of the Conchords with Adam.
It's {hilar}.

I'll be sure to update about the reception tomorrow!
They're having a nice spread of food *crab legs*, great music, 
...and it's a Catholic event, so lots of dinky-dinks! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

You're So Vain

I got a new mirror for my bedroom.  Guess who likes sitting in front of it for hours, checkin' himself out?....  My cat.

... and a video!

Extreme Blog Makeover

Recently I've become addicted to the world of blogging.  I don't care if that's lame, it is so interesting to me to log in to my reader and hear the funny quirky stories of other peoples' lives.  I'm sick of my bloggy ways and I'm giving this blog a makeover, from the layout to the content to the frequency of my posts... it's gonna change! (hopefully for the better).  One thing that will change:  More blunt (sometimes disturbing and unnecessary) honesty!  Get ready y'all... and check back soon for the new improved Journeys of ME!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First Place

Some "before" pics of the new apartment!

Miller likes it!  :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I'm officially in the new apartment!  It looked a lot bigger before I got all my stuff in here.  Yesterday my new furniture (couch, love seat & chair/ottoman) were delivered.  Yeah...I had a tiny panic attack when those three pieces took up all of my floor space.  Adam and I figured out how to make it all work after I freaked out and almost got a storage unit for the loveseat.  It's completely not decorated yet... but I'm still loving it.  I have a balcony... with huge spiders that come out at night.  Gonna have to do something about that.

I'm gonna watch P.S. I Love You now... I'll try to put some pictures up of the new apartment later!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

{Another Chapter}

I graduate this Friday.  It's the end of this chapter in my life.  Yes, I still have to take 2 more elective classes to actually get my degree, but it's still a big turning point in my life.  I'm moving out of the house I've lived in for a year (with 3 roommates) and into a one-bedroom apartment by myself.  I have a job as a case manager (and eventually a therapist) which I'll start June 1st.  Life is still hectic, but it's still a huge relief to be (basically) finished with school.  A weight has definitely been lifted off my shoulders already.  I'm so excited and anxious to begin this new part of my life!

Monday, May 4, 2009

{Adam's Top 10}

To be fair, here are Adam's Top 10... "in no particular order"...

1. Kirsten Dunst
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal
3. Ashley Judd
4. Scarlett Johansson
5. Shirley Manson
6. Zooey Deschanel
7. Nicole Kidman
8. Mila Kunis
9. Bree Olsen
10. Maria Sharapova

{Oooh Lala}

My top 10 celebrity men!

1. JC Chasez (will always be my #1)

2. Justin Timberlake

3.  George Clooney

4.  Will Smith

5. Matthew McConaughey

6. Hugh Jackman

7.  Gerard Butler

8. Leonardo DiCaprio

9. Ryan Gosling

10.  Channing Tatum