Tuesday 10!

I'm figuring out these link things quickly, and they're fun! Also I like seeing a ridiculous amount of views, who wouldn't?

Favorite Holiday Movies!! 
(I'm cheating a little because I already have my top 5!) 

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

2. Love Actually
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3. Elf!
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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5. Christmas Vacation! 

6. The Polar Express - I used to love the book as a kid.. 

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7. Harry Potter. I don't care that it's not all Christmasy, it's a Christmas favorite!!

8. Charlie Brown with his little Christmas Tree

9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

10. Santa Clause!

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There you have it! My Tuesday 10 Christmas movies!!

Funemployment 2012 Goals

Okay. So I figure I can either whine about being unemployed and how much it sucks to not know what I'm doing with my life, if I'm going to get that job in Atlanta, if I'm going to be able to afford to take myself to Disney's Be Our Guest for my [TWENTY FIFTH] birthday. Instead, I'm going to get shit done.

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These are my goals for the December month of Funemployment (I get a couple of days to mope, right? right.)

  1. Find a kickboxing class, I'm pretty sure we have a gym membership. I'd like to kickbox back into my abs from high school. (really that's step 1 for finding a rich, handsome husband, am I right?)
  2. Clean, detail, and clean my car some more. 
  3. Overhaul the blog, somehow make it enticing for people to read (rumor has it you can make money this way, so I like to talk and I like to make money)
  4. Complete a pinterest project or two. 
  5. Clean & organize my teeeney tiny little bedroom. 
  6. Get my hair under control. Maybe a haircut, some highlights? Who knows. I need a change. 
  7. Go to Athens. Maybe more than I need to. But for sure, Athens. 
SO if you wanna, stick around and we'll have fun exploring unemployment together! Woohoo

Thanksgiving Pinspiration

I know it's late, I literally started this post on Wednesday and never had time to finish it!
 I literally laughed about this for at least 5 minutes. 

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so, I need that. 

Y'all, it's officially time for Christmas decorations. I would LOVE a wine bottle christmas tree! Too bad I threw my collection away before moving home!

Me, Myself, & I

So I stumbled upon this Me, Myself, & I linkup business, and I thought it would be a fun new thing to try. Plus, it led me to tons of fun new blogs to follow! I first saw the post at Comma with a K, but it's hosted by some lovely ladies!

1. What are your top 5 favorite movies to watch during the Holidays?
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- Love Actually
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the older, cartoon one..)
- and obviously, it's not Christmas until you watch Christmas Vacation at least four times..

2. In the month of giving thanks, what are you most thankful for?
-I've already done the whole "30 things I'm thankful for" post, but I have to stick to my family. Without them, I wouldn't be the person I am today, and I wouldn't have the safety to fall back on and follow my dreams. 

3. If there was a quote or verse to describe your life, what would it be?

So, I went through all of my pinspirational words and quotes and even though I love love my inspirational ones about choosing to be happy and turning my can'ts into cans, this is my mantra. Some days, no matter how hard you try or how positive you are, you just need a good, strong margarita. mmmm
4. Who in your family are you most like?
I am just just like my grandfather. Stubborn, opinionated, loud, and a really big fan of macaroni & cheese with ketchup. Don't hate.
5. What is your favorite drink order at Starbucks?
During the fall? Pumpkin spice, obviously. During any other time - usually something berry and fresh. I'm slowly but surely becoming addicted to coffee - so I'm trying to offset it with tea instead. Don't wanna stunt my growth, y'all!

Funny how some things change, and others stay exactly the same

I was looking over my list of 25 things I wanted to do before I turned 25 (you know, since I have like a YEAR LEFT. OH MY GOD.)

Some of those goals, really aren't even a little important to me anymore. Most of them are, and some aren't relevant simply due to the fact that I apparently cannot stay in the same place for more than a year..

I want to add that to my next set of goals - put down roots. I feel like a tumbleweed. I can't set fun goals like "go camping in the Sierra Nevadas" because I don't live in California anymore, and I'm not really itching to go back that bad. I'd rather travel elsewhere. I'd like to go to New York at Christmas, I will go to Ireland - I'd like to go in the spring when everything is lush and green. I'm a little worried I'd fall in love and never come back.

Oh, I also can't go to the San Diego Zoo. Maybe I'll go to the San Antonio one, that's close, right?

That's really all of the ones that have changed simply because I keep moving. I'm still determined to get a team together for the 3-Day, I'm doing everything in my power to get my hands into the Braves Foundation. A total hail mary if you would.

So I might sneak in there and change my 25 before 25 to reflect the fact that I'm a tumbleweed and have no roots. Change one of them to own a house. That's definitely a big goal. I want to be stable. I want to know that I'm not going anywhere for a long time. I want to be home. I'm hoping going back will be the first step in that direction.

Sorry this took a turn into the being homesick direction, these things happen.

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Saturday Morning Pinspiration

 I will go to Ireland before I turn 30.

I'm pretty sure I have never looked forward to a Wednesday as much as I do this week

This isn't a political post.

Not that I have that many readers to be offended by my point of view, but I am just ready to scream.

Here's the deal, y'all.
83%  of the things politicians promise are to get votes. Yes that is a made up percentage, yes it's the one Barney uses every time. But seriously. If I read one more tweet saying "if you're voting for X candidate, you're ignorant and don't care about X, Y, Z inalienable human rights" I might delete my twitter. [okay. there's no way that would happen, we all know I'm addicted.]

You expect people to respect your opinions and the way you feel about certain things - you can't turn around and trash people for having their own. Maybe you could just try handling other people's political stances the way you're expecting people to handle yours.

That's it. That's all I have to say.
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I want to do the whole "Things I am Thankful For" thing that everyone is doing on Facebook and Twitter. BUT I know if I do it that way, I will totes forget a day and then be all "oh I'm thankful for my lack of memory" or something clever that won't be clever, and people will laugh at me and say they're laughing with me... (but I know you're not!)

Anyways. So here I've just decided to make a list of 30 things I am thankful for. Even if it's cheating.

  1. My family, obvs. 
  2. My DG sisters. I know that I can always call them up and be like "you won't believe what this bitch did!" or skype while drinking our bottle of wine over whoever just got engaged. 
  3. My daddy. I know I said family already, but I'm thankful for my daddy twice. He knows I hate asking for money, so sometimes he just gives it to me. He always says it's a loan, but never makes me pay it back. He knows how to trick me into doing what I know deep down I have to do and how to help me feel better even when we both know I'm in a tight spot.
  4. My friends who weren't in DG, y'all are awesome too. 
  5. The University of Georgia. I learned so much OUTSIDE of the classroom. I gained so much, and I will NEVER ever forget it. 
  6. The beach. There's something calming about sleeping with the window open and hearing the crash of waves on the sand - I love it. 
  7. Rainy days. Y'ALL. I love rainy days. I don't love having to go to work on rainy days. I love rainy Sundays more than any other rainy day of the week. I love to lay in the bed with the windows open and listen to it storm. Maybe I really just have a thing for moving water.
  8. The lake! The lake is hands down my favorite place to get day drunk. It's totally safer than the ocean for day drinking, and it's so laid back. I love the lake. 
  9. Sunny, hotter than seven hell days where I have to work. There's NOTHING better than working a game where it's a zillion degrees to come home and jump in a swimming pool that is freezing. Okay, the water is probably like 68 degrees. But that's cold as all get out, y'all.
  10. Pools. I guess I need to be thankful for those too, because then I wouldn't like hot hot hot days. I have a thing for bodies of water, not sorry about it. 
  11. The holidays. The big ones. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. I love LOVE having nothing to do but eat tooo much food, watch either a football game or a baseball game, and spend quality time with my family. 
    1. I love that the babies are still young enough to be SO excited about Santa that we have to fight to get them to sleep past 5am and that we all get to camp out on the floor in one of the upstairs rooms. 
  12. Summertime. Even though my job is super summer intensive, something about the heat & the sunshine will always feel like freedom. It feels less like you have to worry about work the next day - even though you still do. It feels like it's totally legit to go on vacation for three days - it's Memorial day weekend! Whatever!
  13. Those cheesy claymation Christmas movies. I will never ever outgrow those ridiculous movies.
  14. College football. Do I really need to explain that?
  15. Every. Single. Morning. I am blessed to be able to wake up every morning. Every single day is a gift - so I always try to do whatever I can to make it a good one.
  16. The end of the day. Try as I might, sometimes the day defeats me - it happens to the best of us. So I'm glad I can come home, take a hot shower, get in bed and watch Friends reruns. 
  18. The simplicity of travel. I'm glad that it's easy to drive or fly just about anywhere in the country - living far from home & being in this long distance thing have made me so so thankful for the [relative] ease of modern day travel. 
  19. Having a job, for the next like... three weeks.. and the prospect of having one with the BRAVES in January. I would die, y'all, just absolutely die.
  20. Finding my NYE dress! Thanks LC!
  21. Cable TV/Internet - it's a blessing and a curse - but today I'm counting it as a blessing. 
  22. PUPPIES. Oh my gosh, puppies. And the way puppies smell and the little squeaky sounds they make before they master barking. How they're ALWAYS excited to see you, even if you wake up from a nap. Also how they'll always be puppies even when they're 15 years old, blind, deaf, and sleep almost the entire day. 
  23. Glitter. Isn't it weird how just a little sparkle can instantly make your day better? Sometimes I just want everything I own to have glitter on it, but I guess that might be weird since I'm knockin' on the door of being 24. (WHAT. I can't. I just can't.)
  24. Music. Baby, you a song you make me wanna roll my windows down and cruiiiiseee.
  25. Always, always, being able to go home. 
  26. Kraft Mac & Cheese. Without that, I'd probably starve to death. It's my go-to. In fact, I'm probably going to make some when I'm done with this. 
  27. Cheap, cheap wine that is surprisingly delicious. It's always a great surprise for broke girls like me. 
  28. TiVo. Where would we be without TiVo? Or google for that matter. 
  29. Quick phone calls that turn into two hours of laughter and plans for the future. OH AND SKYPE EVEN MORE SO. 
  30. My KitchenAid stand mixer! 

SO there you have it. 30 things I'm thankful for. I'm sorry if you don't feel like they're meaningful or whatever, but I like to keep them in mind - especially when I'm having a bad day. I like to say a little thanks to the Man upstairs for these things. I'm human, y'all, I will always want things I don't have. Like right now? I want a house, with hardwood floors throughout, a fenced in yard for my puppy, a big tree for a swing, and a swimming pool. I realize that I can't have that now, it definitely doesn't keep me from pinning all of the things it will have. I want to get married, I think I want babies, but right now? I'm really happy with what I have and where I am in my life. I feel like I'm discovering a lot about myself and it's awesome.


In the offseason - there's literally nothing I look forward to more than a Friday at 5pm. Generally the first thing I do is come straight home and open a beer.