Saturday, March 12, 2011

In honor of Lent...

...which while I do not celebrate it, I still thought it would be fun to make a list, because...I like making lists.
Top Ten things I should give up forever but probably won't (in no particular order):
1. Starbucks
2. buying mini hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works (Honestly, as a conservative estimate, I probably have around 50.)
3. Facebook
4. asking random questions
5. spending 80% of my shopping time at Sams's just looking for the free sample people
6. naptime
7. cheese
8. letting my dog sleep in my bed
9. saying "Seriously?!"
10. a pushmower

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shake it Up

So, about three months ago my friend Whitney told me about this app for my iPhone that turned "normal" everyday pictures it took into POLAROIDS! And you actually get to shake the phone to "develop" the picture. So of course, I bought it, because that's just cool. Anyways, I just found some of the first pictures I made with that app on my phone and...thought I'd share!:

Cool, huh?

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's so hot...

...even the sunflowers don't want to look at the sun!
Please hurry, fall!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Answer to Life

(anyone remember whose car that was?!)

Yes, believe it or not, I know the answer to all life's problems: get rid of automobiles. Think about it...whenever you're angry or upset or irritated, it usually goes back to the car. Or at least, your day would be 9000% better, regardless of what else was happening, if your automobile wasn't around. I mean, everyone got along just fine when all we had to use were horses and carriages and boats to get places. Who said we had to improve on the horse? To prove my point that the world would be a much nicer, saner place without vehicles, let me give you my Top 10 things that annoy most everyone in the world about cars and/or driving. Warning: this may turn into a Top More-than-10, depending on how heated I become while typing.

1. The DMV. Do I need to say more? Long lines, people that look like they may have been inbred, rude DMV workers that don't care that you just waited 4 and a half hours just to get a bad picture taken, etc. NOBODY likes going to the DMV. NO ONE.

2. Sure, horses had to be fed, but SO DO CARS! How much do you spend on gasoline a year?? I bet you could buy bags of feed and some hay for less. Honestly, you probably spend approximately 87% of your life (on average) complaining about gas prices.

3. All that other junk. Oil changes, valve leaks, air filters, anti-freeze, rims for your tires, tire tread, tire pressure, tire fairies, etc. Who even knows what half of that stuff IS?

4. Cars are impossible to keep clean! Inside and out! You wash your car, it rains. You wash your car, and it doesn't rain, but a bird craps on it. Give a horse a bath once a month. Done.

5. Now let's get to the actual driving part. I begin with Road Rage. We all have it. Don't lie.

6. The Speed Limit. One more law to follow. Were there ever speed limits on buggies?? NO! Buggies had one speed: the speed that the horses could pull it + you, and horses trot or gallop or mosey, or whatever else they do.

7. Getting pulled over because your left lower taillight was only at 89% power. Getting pulled over because you were doing 45.5 mph in a 45 mph zone, etc.

8. Potholes.

9. People who text, put on make-up, eat, write short novellas, bathe, and otherwise do anything that is NOT driving in their car while driving.

10. People who are so in love with their cars that they wildly swerve out of the way if there's even a jelly bean in the road.

11. Stoplights that are on timers. "No one's coming, no one's coming, no one's coming, I'm still at a red light, should I go?, Maybe but there could be a cop around, no one's coming...". Yeah, I would finish that guy's thoughts for you, but he died waiting before that red light changed.

12. People who cut you off, no blinker, not even a WAVE. I mean, at least give me a WAVE.

13. Traffic, "rush hour" etc. I know we're on the same page now, so I know what you're thinking, and YES: a horse COULD weave right through that traffic!

14. People who crawl along at 37 mph BELOW the speed limit and/or stop in the middle of the road to rubberneck, look for a turn, etc. Let me solve this for you: watch the news and get a GPS.

15. There would be no more Grand Theft Auto! OK, so it doesn't happen THAT often, but that's one less crime in the world, right?! If someone steals your horse, you just breed another one! Easy!

Well, now I think you get my drift, so am I right, or am I right? Wait, sorry, I would listen to your answer, but I need to stop typing this so I can stop my car and pick up this jelly bean in the middle of the road; I'm STARVING.

Any other reasons cars should be banned from existence??

Until next time!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I forgot to tell you...
I like it...

... especially my bangs!!
It's way more fun to play with, and I got to buy new hair product...woo!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Day in the Life

5:15 am - alarm goes off.

5:55 am - I finally get out of clean hair today!! Sorry, everyone who has to look at me at a distance of 3 feet or closer!

5:55-6:20 am - Get dressed, brush teeth and hair, gather books, take Mocha out, feed Mocha, say bye to Mocha, leave for school, realize outside that I forgot my calculator, go back in, retrieve calculator, leave for school.

6:20-7:05 am - Drive to school. No thoughts occur during this time. It is too early. I just look up at some point and realize I am at the Mcdonald's drive thru across from campus, getting a soda.

7:05-7:25 am - Park car, put makeup on using rearview mirror (something I really feel as though I could win a gold (or at least a silver) medal in at the totally-off-the-wall-things-people-do-in-their-cars Olympics), eat breakfast: 1 Clif bar, chocolate chip, and it is DELICIOUS.

7:30-8:30 am - Class. I realize towards the end of the hour that I am OUT OF PAPER. Seriously, Megan? This is SCHOOL and you ran out of PAPER?? That's like going to a picnic and running out of food. I mean honestly, woman, be prepared.

8:30-8:40 am - class break. I walk to the bookstore and buy some paper.

8:40-9:50 am - class. I realize my lab partner has on amazing shoes.

9:50-10:10 am - class break. I eat Clif bar number 2: white chocolate macadamia. YES, people, these things are amazing. Try them!

10:10-11:50 am - class....we get out 40 minutes early!!!

11:50 am-12:35 pm - I drive home. Things happen:

1. I am SO glad it is cloudy and the heat of the fiery sun isn't blazing down upon my car with its puny air conditioning. 2. I try to play the alphabet game to pass the time, but I get bored of it at "J". 3. I see a light buttery yellow car. I do not like this color on the car. 4. I look up at a billboard for the lottery, see that it's only at like, 12 million and think to myself, 'that's not very much'. 5. I wonder what kind of culture I must live in when I look at a sign proclaiming that it is giving away TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS and think 'eh that's NOT VERY MUCH'?! I feel silly.

12:35-1:12pm - eat lunch (ritz crackers and colby jack cheese, possibly the best meal I have ever created on a limited budget and short time), throw the tennis ball for Mocha 80 dozen times, write part of this, change for work at the doctor's office.

1:13 pm - *borrow* a pair of earrings from Mother's jewelry box.

1:14 pm - I realize my mother owns more earrings than a Claire's.

1:15 pm - leave for work.

1:15- 1:30 pm - drive to the doctor's office to SHADOW A DOCTOR!! WOO!

1:30-5:30 pm - I become the doctor's shadow...yeah, pretty much literally. I love it!

5:30- 5:45 pm - drive to Walgreens to see if they sell that "as seen on TV" clip on fan thing that keeps your car cool during the day

6:05 pm - after searching for 20 minutes, I come to the conclusion that Walgreens does NOT sell this product after all. They DO sell that "as seen on TV" foot softening cream though. I decided to try it, as well as the Dove with peanut butter was on sale.

6:15- 7:00 pm - get home, greet Mocha, play with Mocha, talk to the family, eat a tuna fish sandwich and a Dove peanut butter bar.

7:30 pm - write the rest of my day. I realize at this point this is the first time my mother will read about my borrow-ment of her earrings and consider deleting that part, then reconsider and decide it will be more fun for her to find out this way...IF she reads this....da da daaaaaa....

I shan't bore you with the rest of my evening which mostly consisted of studying and then going to bed. It's boring; it's my life. I am really impressed with anyone who read this whole thing all the way through. Kudos to YOU, Mr. (or Mrs, Ms. etc.) long boring blog about my day reader, kudos to you.

Until next time!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This one's for Penny (or, A letter to my Blog)

Dear Blog,
I am so sorry I have neglected you these long, long months. I know you have been lonely without me; you may have even gone looking for another writer, or maybe began surfing the web for your own interesting pictures and stories. Well, I am here to tell you.............I promise never to leave you again!! ...for that long, at any rate. Let's face it, blog, I'm a busy woman, and I need to take our relationship a little slower, ok? I KNEW you'd understand.

So today,

1) I saw a guy drinking water out of a mason jar. Seriously, get a water bottle. It comes with an opening that you can actually fit your mouth around.

2) I almost got run over by a fire truck on its way to a fire. So, if they had hit me, would they have had to stop and help me first?

3) I tried to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today, but I accidentally put on too much PB and I couldn't get it off the bread, so I added some extra jam, but then it was too much, so I added more PB, etc. until my sandwich was approximately 5 inches thick. DELUXE PB and J.

Have a good Tuesday, Blog. I'll be back. Pinky Promise.