Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Current Obsessions

1. Hot Chocolate from Caribou Coffee

I looooooove Caribou Coffee! I wish there were more of them around here, but luckily there is one very near my awesome boyfriend's house, and so lately I have been going there to hang out on Tuesday afternoons. I leave my house a little early to beat the suburban rush hour traffic, order my DELICIOUS soy half-milk half-dark hot chocolate, sit and read until he gets home, and then we have our TV night. I have come to quite enjoy this Tuesday routine, which I only mention because right now my car won't start and it might mean that I can't do this today :( we'll see what happens...

2. Candy Corn

Part of our Halloween decorations are 2 dishes of candy corn, and I can't stop eating it! I'm so glad fall is here, for many reasons, but I always enjoy the return of candy corn to the candy aisle.

3. RIOT, Paramore's 1st album

I've had this album on my iPod for a long time, but lately I can't stop listening to it! I really like this band, I wish I had their newer albums but the only new-ish songs of theirs I have are the ones from the Twilight soundtrack....lol.

4. How I Met Your Mother

I've always liked this show, but in my opinion seasons 4-6 were pretty crappy. The characters stopped being themselves and started becoming too over the top, and the jokes were just trying way too hard to be cool. But, season 7 just started, and it's been great so far! It's like they finally stopped trying to be cool and started focusing more on the characters actually doing things that their character as a person would do. I can't wait to see more!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Fail...

So for all my good intentions, I have once again failed to regularly update this thing....whoops. I have been busy applying for jobs, which is unfortunately not going well. I finally put in an application at Barnes & Noble (where I've worked on and off for about 7 years), and I'm hoping to hear from them soon! I got totally played at an interview for a "marketing position" which turned out to be a pyramid scheme, so I'm glad to at least be applying to a company I know and trust.

But, despite this, I am SOOOOOO excited to have become an AUNT!!!! My nephew Judah Gavin was born on 9/10/11 (awesome birthday!), and he is SUPER adorable. I am so happy that he is finally here, and I can't wait to see him grow up (and buy him tons of cute stuff!).

In other news, thanks to the most awesome best friend and roommate ever, I now have an iPhone!!! :) It isn't hooked up as a phone yet, since right now I'm still on my mom's family plan (which is free for me and I can't afford my own bill yet), but so far I LOOOOOOVE having it! My favorite apps are Words with Friends, Curls on the Go (which gives me my "frizz forecast" for the day, telling me if I'll be having a good hair day or not, lol), and Instagram. Here are a few pictures I've taken with it so far:

My brother and sister-in-law's dog Taz, he is sad that he's not the baby of the family anymore:

My nephew Judah:

My roommates' dog Noel begging for attention:


Rory again!:

So, in my spare time, I've been doing a lot of thinking and chillaxing. I've especially been enjoying reading the The Pioneer Woman and watching her new show on the Food Network! I've also really enjoyed reading a blog called Katie Cupcake. Her sense of style is really neat, and her posts make me want to go out and buy so many clothes! I've never really had a huge interest in fashion or style, but reading her blog (and watching The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo) makes me want to think more about my personal style and give my closet a little more "direction." This might be easier once I have a job and know what kinds of clothes I can wear there! Until then, I am going to try to update this thing more, beginning with some of the fun new recipes I've tried lately :)