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Growing up is weird. As our lives change, we’re forced to decide what facets of ourselves we’re willing to keep and what we’d prefer to discard. Suddenly, we arrive at this stage known as “adult”, where we begin to point and laugh at our past selves, but also learn to embrace what has transpired to encourage our arrival at our current state.

Strangely enough, going through this stage, where I force myself to accept what cannot be changed, I find myself less willing to publicly disclose any real thought or emotion. I do not feel settled enough with what I would like to project as a public image to make many efforts in writing. I see so many bloggers get too comfortable in the content they’re providing, leading to them coming across to some of their audience as deluded and conceited. Clearly, I do not fit into this category for the sheer fact that my audience probably includes ~5 people worldwide. I’m just going to move on and get over it.

Summary: growing up is weird, I’m weird, and this is weird. Let’s be weird together!

Now for some life updates, mostly in pictures.

First, eats:


Barbecue Chicken Pizza on Fillo Dough.

This pizza was tasty enough, but I do not recommend using Fillo for the crust. Yikes.


Scrappy “Shepherd’s Pie”


Also Scrappy “Shepherd’s Pie”

Made this from scraps, including beef, frozen hash brown potatoes, corn, mushrooms, spinach, etc.


Eggs Benedict

My first attempt at hollandaise and poached eggs. This was actually more successful than I expected. I added a bit too much water to thin the sauce (hence its voluminousness), but I’ll never complain of too much sauce. I followed this recipe, but used toast and turkey instead of English Muffins and Canadian bacon. The sauce was a bit too lemony for me, so I’ll use less lemon juice next time.



Cute kitty snuggles


Stunning sunrise (no effects)


The lake where I walk next to work. (Also, prison in the distance)



The tree I decorated for work


Tree at home


1.  Today, I worked the latest I’ve worked since high school, 7:15.  Wednesday I’m working until 8:30, which just seems ridiculous.  Could be worse, though.  Friday I only work from 11:45 to 5:45.  I’m pumped.

2.  Some people are just miserable to talk to on the phone.  I understand you might not want to talk to me or you’re busy or whatever, but I’m just trying to help you out.  I would never be that rude to someone on the phone when they’re just doing their job.  But that’s because I’m an intelligent, rational person who’s accepted that my issue probably isn’t directly your fault.

3.  Talking on the phone allows me much more opportunity to make an idiot out of myself.  Today, I was talking to someone named Patrick and asked him if he was getting excited about his holiday this weekend (i.e. St. Patrick’s Day).  Either he didn’t get it or he’s heard it too many times, but dude was not impressed by my attempt at humor.  He did, however, find it hilarious when I uncomfortably tried to cover my track of embarrassment.  GAH.

4.  The new tag suggestions on here are so ridiculous.  They’re rarely related to anything I’ve said.

1.  I panic at least once a day at my new job.  This is the first job I’ve ever had that has goals and numbers set for each person, and I’m such a freaking perfectionist/crazy person that I constantly criticize my performance and make myself super depressed.  I’m stopping this tomorrow.  It’s driven me to tears a minimum of 3 times, more like 5+ if I’m honest.  I’ve had nightmares about it and wake up crying. That’s not okay.  I think I just feel like everything else is so out of control that I put all the pressure into this one thing that I feel like I can control, but the action itself keeps me from being in control.  Like I said, crazy person.  Feel free to leave comments with tips on how to be less ridiculous.  ANYWAY.  Tomorrow, it’s all sunshine and unicorn glitter.

2.  I did very little this weekend.  That made me feel like I had enough time to bake, so I made Barbecue Chicken Pasta and Chocolate Cobbler.  Yum.  Then I started Insanity again because I’m pretty sure I’m about to gain 400 pounds.

3.  I woke up to about 5 glorious inches of snow.  The only way I could have been more pleased was if we didn’t have to go into work.  Too bad, we did.  At least we have a great view of it.

4.  I’m seriously about to go do some research on how to be an adult.  I just don’t think I have a grip on this.  Oh well.

1.  I woke up to no running water this morning.  I bathed using  a moist towelette.  I’m classy like that.  Now my water runs, but so does my toilet.   Some days you just can’t win.

(ETA: I fixed that damn thing after about 2 hours.  Even my plumber father didn’t think I could do it, but I did.  BOOYAH!)

2.  Last week, I made Rummy Gummy bears (gummy bears that soaked in rum all week).   They proved to be a powerful enemy, as I woke up Saturday with a raging hangover that refused to depart until Sunday morning.

3.  I finally got my hair cut for the first time since May, and, for the second time in the past 2 years, I had to come home and cut it more because hairstylists sometimes refuse to listen.  When I say 3 inches then you double check with me and I STILL say “Yes, 3 inches.  I promise,”  I MEAN 3 inches.  NOT 2, 3!  And when say I want long layers, I mean I want long layers (à la “The Rachel”), not that I want a range of an eighth of an inch between my layers.  I don’t know what else I can do to communicate with these people.

4.  I told myself that I would start Insanity again in February.  There are two more days in the month and I still can’t find the time/motivation.

5.  There are no pictures in this post.  I just don’t feel like finding any.

I had a death in my family and also started my new job training last week.  I’m a bit exhausted, to say the least.  So, pretend this hilarious wrong # text is an actual blog post.

One fun fact is that there are currently gummy bears soaking in rum in my refrigerator.  We decided to call them Whitegirlwasted (WGW) Rummy Gummies.  Come Friday night, we intend to put them to the WGW test.

Just one more college grad looking to share my new adventures. No specific purpose, just a mix of any and all creative hobbies that I can get my hands on.

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