Monthly Archives: March 2011

Angry Birds or REVENGE?

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So many of you love the game Angry Birds, which I just recently downloaded on our NEW IPad 2! Technically we bought Angry Birds: RIO HD is you want to get really specific. Either way it’s highly addictive! I mean when you have an App that has been downloaded more than the Bible App (King James version of course) you know you’ve got something pretty cool going on! My dad has been telling me about it for years, my BFF, Angela, is addicted to it, and even my 12 year-old mentee, Blair, has it on her ITouch and thinks it’s AWESOME, so I know I’m not the only fan!

This is one Angry Bird!

So why is this game so fun? I mean all your doing is sling shooting birds to cages so that other birds can escape. It’s not like it’s brain surgery or some really interactive game (though it is pretty cool in HD)! Well I have a theory (of course)! For anyone who grew up with wild birds in your house (aka my husband) it’s all about REVENGE for him. I remember when I first met Adam and he told me that his parents had a McCall, a Cockatoo, and three other exotic birds at their house. I thought immediately that he was lying (he also told me he was Eskimoan), and called his bluff. Low and behold, I walked into his house for the first time and there were birds right in front of me. Not only that but there were bird noises coming from upstairs.

Needless to say, Adam always complained about how annoying the birds were growing up, and now I get a sense that he is releasing some inner resentment and seeking revenge by letting the birds go while he is playing Angry Birds!  I could be completely off base with this but I’m almost 95% sure that my hubby loves Angry Birds, because he secretly wanted to let all the birds out into the wild blue yonder when he was growing up! I’m just sayin’!

Would love to hear from you—XOXO

J

 

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The MADness Continues…

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Thanks to Butler and VCU my 2011 March Madness NCAA Men’s Bball Bracket is officially busted. I mean really?!?!? Who would have though that these two teams would be in the Final Four! This just seems unreal!

#54 looks like he is about 12 years-old!

And I had a lot of the line with my brackets. I have one at work that gives the winner a mobile food experience of their choice. Now that’s not gonna happen obviously so it’ll just have to be a simple PB&J for Jenny-ugh! The bracket I have at home also isn’t gonna work my way wither. Winner of my hubby and I’s bracket is the GRAND PRIZE of who gets the next phone upgrade to an IPhone. And get this? He even picked Louisville and UNC to go the Finals—wtf?

Needless to say I’m picking Butler next year without a doubt, and definitely not going to pick Ohio State. Can we say Choke-hio State—geesh! I have family in Ohio and my dad is from Wickliffe, but sorry no can do on picking them next year—this is serious business with serious wagers on the line!

I guess that’s why they call is March MADness cause I was pissed when I realized my bracket was busted! Is it football season yet?

XOXO

J

 

Can We Bring Big Hair Back Please?

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I have ridiculously kinky, thick hair that is frankly out of control! I would love to be able to put some product in every morning

Now this is BIG hair...

and have cute curls or heck even if I didn’t have to straighten it every morning and literally just popped out of bed with the perfect ‘do that would work too! But NOOOOOOOOO! My sister has the most beautiful hair- naturally blonde, straightens easily without much frizz and can curl without much maintenance at all! Needless to say I’m a little jealous—just a little!

It would just be nice to spend 5-10 minutes on my hair and it look decent. Is this too much to ask? I mean really I don’t think so!

Literally, I have days where I seriously think my hair is straight ‘80s, so can we please bring the 80’s back? I would totally be in style in this was the case! Ok done complaining! Let me hear about your hair woes!

Ta Ta for now!

XOXO

J

What Was I Thinking?????

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Is it weird that I dream about Sbuxs?

So it’s that time of year again, when Catholics and non-Catholics alike partake in Lent! As some of you may remember I gave up fried food last year and let’s just say it definitely opened my eyes to how much fried food I actually ate. This was especially true for someone like myself who is known to say “I don’t normally eat fried food”—yea right!

For instance restaurant tortilla chips, refried beans, donut holes, etc. are all fried foods that I would consume and for whatever reason not think they were fried! I know what you are thinking-what an idiot?!?!? But seriously I would have chips and salsa and not think twice until I gave up fried food for Lent last year. Well guess what? I did the unthinkable this year! Yup I gave up Starbuck’s! I know you are all probably feeling bad for Adam right now because I won’t have my coffee fix, but don’t worry I haven’t given up on all coffee (even though I’ve thought why not go big or go home), and I can always pop a few chocolate coffee beans if I have a caffeine craving!

So why you may ask did I chose Starbucks? Well as many of you know, or maybe you don’t, the point on the Lent holiday is to do without. Some people give up chocolate, some give up diet pop, or even Facebook. I wanted to give up something that I thought would be very difficult and I was right—it has been uber difficult to do thus far! I keep thinking about stopping to get a Starbucks, especially when it’s a rainy day or I need a quick pick me up to my morning! Unfortunately, this was the decision I made so now I’m living with it. I’m hoping the temptation will go away as the days progress, and that this will definitely help our bank account. I’ll keep you up to date as we get closer to Easter and hopefully it won’t be after a coffee-coma! Wish me luck and good luck to all those observing Lent with me!

XOXO

J

SPRING is in the air….

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom and the bunnies are out in droves, which can only mean one thing—–

Purty!

Spring is here! One of my favorite times of the year (second to my birthday month of October of course)!

Spring also gets me super excited to start running and gear up for various races and half-marathons, as well as get on my bike and enjoy the fresh air. Oh and don’t forget the occasionally trip out on the Harpeth to canoe!

This also means it time to plan trips, like our annual trip to Destin and this year we are also planning a trip to Turks and Caicos in July. But probably what is most important, Spring is a time to plan outings to Arrington Vineyards. I’m sure many of you know about my obsession with AV from a previous post, but I can now say I really look forward to my time there. I’m even considering becoming a Wine Club member as long as the price is right!

So in order to fully appreciate and experience the full love I have for this wonderful place, I have an urgent plea to all you couples out there looking to tie the knot. Could you please please please have your wedding there? And also could you please please please invite me? Heck I’ll eve plan it for free!

Now while I’m a big fan of Spring, I’m an even bigger fan of going to a wedding at Arrington Vineyards so make sure to send your Save-The-Date my way!

Ta Ta for now!

XOXO

J

Our own HG-TV!!!

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For any of you folks out there who have done home renovations you can understand how quickly the dollars add up and how a difference of opinion on colors, layout, etc. can easily turn a fun house fixer-upper to a big ol’ head ache! Well luckily this hasn’t been my experience thus far! See my hubby is very much a man who refuses to hire a contractor to do something he thinks he

I LOVE rockin the hard hat! LOL

and his dad could do. I’m super grateful for this, cause I’m the exact opposite. See I grew up in a house where we weren’t hesitant to call a plumber on a holiday or to find someone to paint the ceiling. My dad is a computer nerd and electronics freak (did I mention Star Wars fan too), so he would rather figure out that kind of stuff on his own before calling the GEEK SQUAD to come save the day. I guess everyone has their strengths!

One thing I am having a hard time with in regards to our kitchen renovations is the amount of mess and clutter it causes. We have drop clothes, paint cans, paint rollers, wood flooring, and the like all over the second floor of our townhouse. Literally on Saturday (the 2nd day of renovations) we had to strategically place different appliances and furniture, so that we could make a path to get to the back door. And you’ve probably already guessed, Rocco (our 12 lb 6 ox shih-tzu), is very confused. He has started to take each individual toy out in the little amount of space we have on our floor. I’m not sure if this has to do with the renovations or if he’s just pissed off that we moved his food and water bowl. And guess who has to put them back up? Not Rocco!

Anyways, I know the renovations will look wonderful when all is said and done, but in the meantime I think I’m gonna go live on the 3rd floor. Let me hear from you!

XOXO

J