Archive | March, 2012

Put a ring on it

30 Mar

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31 things I know I know

29 Mar

In honor of my recently celebrated 31st birthday, here they are.  Thirty-one things I know I know!

1…Dorothy was right.  There really is no place like home.

2…It’s going to take a while until I can look back at this situation, and its conclusion, and not think “I cannot believe this story is about me.”

3…You’re never too old for drinking games.

4…What one day is considered the worst of your life will someday be a distant memory.  While it won’t define you, it can’t help but shape you.  And maybe it shapes you into the person you were meant to be all along.

5…Family is everything.  And comes in many different forms.

6…I watch too much TV.  Unapologetically.

7…There are so many things in life better than a white dress.  Including this number.

8…I like it dirty.  And you have your mind in the gutter.  I was referring to my martini.

9…I may or may not have commitment issues.  I may or may not be emotionally unavailable.  I may or may not have a problem with trust.  I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

10…“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you you’ve decided to look beyond imperfections.” – T. Bernard

11…Eating warm applesauce out of the jar for dinner, something I caught myself doing last week, (but vowed to change when I turned 31!), is not acceptable.

12…Birthday massages are the best tradition ever.  Ever.

13…No matter how difficult of a situation you find yourself in, you will eventually come to a place in which you find your voice and appreciate what needs to be said.

14…I wouldn’t wish loneliness on my worst enemy.

15…Drinking wine, listening to Adele, and writing about loneliness is not a good way to pass the time when you are indeed, lonely.

16…Trust is earned.  I will not give it away so blindly next time.

17…If you haven’t played table wars at a wedding, you don’t know what you’re missing.

18…The lesson is in recognizing that there is life after the life you once thought was meant to be.

19…There is always something to be grateful for.

20…I like to keep expectations in the kitchen low but when I actually try, I suppose I technically can cook.

21…Everything is better with champagne.  And there is always a reason to celebrate.

22…Football should have a year-round season.

23…Anger is not a bad emotion.  Even when it brings a bipolar-inspired sense of closure.  And even more questions…although I don’t care what the answers are anymore.

24…Brunch is the best thing in the world.  On the planet.  In the universe.

25…There is no such thing as the perfect couple.  Or the perfect relationship.  Despite what some people say, relationships are work.

26…I’m obsessed with Aaron Rodgers. Don’t tell Ryan Fitzpatrick.

27…Never disregard warning signs.

28…Three life-enhancing things to do: embrace life’s little luxuries; feel encouraged by new experiences; and make memories in unexpected ways.

29…Life is better with inside jokes.

30…Overuse of the word awkward is…well, awkward.

31…Things just keep getting better.  And whoever said “The best way to predict your future is to create it” probably had it right.  I’ll let you know.

No, seriously, when did this happen?

25 Mar

Overheard…in my bedroom

24 Mar

It may be the result of spending so many nights post-break up sleeping on my couch but fast-forward almost two years and I’m now the type of person who relishes having an entire bed to myself.  I position my pillows just so and make sure that I don’t have so much as a hoodie or the TV remote laying in bed with me.  Anything that doesn’t belong gets immediately kicked to the ground, where I retrieve it in the morning.  Whatever the reason, I apparently just need the entire bed to myself.  On the rare occasion when there’s a sleepover, I usually find myself irrationally and unfairly thinking, “When is this kid going home?  He’s taking up way too much space.”  And I probably have about 75% of the bed and all the blankets…

So following a boozy at-home happy hour(s) with the girls last night, I was quite surprised when I woke up this morning and felt my toes brush against something at the foot of my bed.  As I lifted my head to see what foreign object had invaded, I actually said to myself:

Niiiiice.  I just woke up with Jack Bauer.”  

I blame the vodka champagne cocktails for this beyond embarrassing statement.  BUT maybe some things are worth making an exception for.  And hopefully someday it’ll be more than just an action figure!

(But in the meantime, shout out to the girlfriend who has bestowed Jack to my life!)

Someone didn’t get the memo

21 Mar

@ProMarriageCounselor is now following me on Twitter.  This is uncomfortable for everyone.

Embracing 31!

19 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

17 Mar

I’m keeping my St. Patty’s Day celebration simple this year!  No organized pub crawl and no dressing head-to-toe in green.  Here’s how I’ll show my Irish pride…

Green nails, like OPI’s Don’t Mess with OPI.

Lusting after hot Irish men, a la Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

(Probably too many) Drinks with friends.

How about you?