12 July 2011

A Little of This and a Little of That

  • I love summer. But not for the reasons most people would think. I love summer because of reality TV. I mean seriously the best TV moments happen during the summer months and I am present on my couch to watch them all. Some of my current favorites are Toddlers and Tiaras (don't judge until you watch, because you too will become hooked), The Challenge Rivals (hey gotta relive my college Real World obsession somehow), Teen Mom (the one with the original Teen Mom girls-Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catilynn), Big Brother (the ultimate summer reality show), and So You Think You Can Dance (another summer classic).  The one summer reality show I'm not particularly fond of- America's Got Talent. I mean I've got to have some standards. I do admit to occasionally watching it if absolutely nothing else is on. There are a few good acts but most of it is crap! 
  • My birthday is this month. I like birthdays. They are important to me. I will be 29. Earlier this year I was kind of freaked out about this and it seemed really old. But now it doesn't seem to really matter so much. I am thankful for each year I get to celebrate as I realize not everyone gets the chance to get old.  
  • I can't wait for the final Harry Potter movie to come out. I also really want to go to the theme park at Universal Studios. There I said it. Judge me if you want. Seriously some of the best books I have ever read. If the second part of the movie is as good as the first, it's going to be awesome. Anyone want to go see it with me?
  • Other great books I have read recently: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay. I was drawn into the story from page 1. I plan to read them again soon. They were that could. I am also rereading the Twilight books and the last Harry Potter book. Yes, I know my tastes are all over the place. 
  • I finally watched the original Transformers movie this weekend. I was surprised at how much I liked it. I'm thinking about buying it, which says a lot because I don't buy many movies. If you haven't seen it, you should. Even if you think comic book/action hero movies aren't your thing.
  • I have a new favorite baby. I got to spend last weekend with this precious little guy and of course his wonderful momma too. I am completely smitten. I even love his open mouth slobbery kisses. I would have brought him home with me if I thought I could have gotten away with it. :) 
  • We finally have a Menchies in JC!!!! If you haven't been there or don't know what it is, you need to check it out. It is heaven on earth. Especially for this lactose intolerant girl who can eat this frozen yogurt thanks to live cultures!!! I first discovered this amazing place in Nashville thanks to my friend Tasha. I could eat at this place everyday but refrain so I don't weigh 400 pounds. 
  • I'm running again. Even managing to keep it up in this heat. I've signed up for another 5K in August. It's Nashville so if any of my Nashvegas friends want to join me I'd love to have a running buddy. Unless of course you run fast and then, well I'll just have to meet you at the finish line. I'm actually really enjoying running (words I thought would never come out of my mouth). 
  • This weekend I head to Arizona for Young Lives camp. It will be my 3rd year. This is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. I get to hold babies all week. If you know me and my love for little ones, this is pretty much my dream come true. Yes it's tiring, but I love it.  I am especially excited about my direct flight from Nashville to Phoenix that I managed to snag on Southwest (which also means no blasted baggage fees!). 
  • I'm going to cut my hair and donate it again soon. It's gotten pretty long again and with the summer heat, it's time. I'll post pictures when I do. It's going to be pretty short. And I mean real short, not just short for me. 
Ok, that's all I've got for now folks. Thanks for tuning in for another edition of all the random stuff that bounces around in my head. 

04 July 2011

Happy Birthday America!

I can't believe it's July already, but here it is the 4th, which means only 24 days until my birthday! I have a wonderful and much needed relaxing weekend hanging out in Richmond with my college roomie. It's amazing how a little quality time with a good friend and some loving from the sweetest baby every can really boost one's mood.
This month is going to be a busy and it was nice to start it off with a few days of just having fun and enjoying life. In 2 weeks I head to Arizona for Young Lives camp again and I'm looking forward. I hope to sneak in some time with my Nashville friends at the beginning or end of that trip. I'm training for another 5K the middle of August and so far so good. There's that birthday and a few cookouts with friends and maybe a drive-in movie or two. I think that's plenty for the month!
Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th. I'm on call and keeping my fingers crossed that the phone stays quiet so I can enjoy it too!