Saturday, September 25, 2010

Giveaway Info

Thanks to all of you who entered my giveaway!  We had a fantastic trip to Boston, and I can't wait to share the rest of it with you.  By the time we arrived in our hotel each night, we were so exhausted from all the walking I had zero energy to blog.

Anyway, I wanted to announce the winner of the Lily Pulitzer agenda and pen from Lifeguard Press!

I used to select a number from the 15 entries. The Random generator selected number 8, and number 8 belongs to:

Shannon @ FortCox!

Thanks to all of you that participated! Congratulations Shannon!  Contact  you with your mailing address so we can send your prize!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

You Know You're From the Country When..

You arrive and take your first Taxi EVER.
You ask your husband if you think this Taxi ride will be the "Cash Cab."
You become fascinated with the subway. Or just public transportation in general.

Your husband becomes fascinated with a building at M!T of it's unique angles. Something we would never find in Kentucky.
You take a ridiculous amount of pictures of said building.

You think of the Pixar "short film" of the elderly man playing chess when you see this scene in the H@rvard Square.
You are highly amused that the "H@hvahd Lawn" is as busy as people really say it is.

You take pictures of everything. Seriously. Everything. Even pictures OF the actual subway.
More to come about our visit to the H@rvard Museum of Natural H!story.

P.S. Don't forget my giveaway!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Thank you, Lifeguard Press for agreeing to sponsor my first giveaway! Remember my product review? Lifeguard Press wants me to send you an agenda just like mine, along with a matching pen!

You can qualify for multiple entries for this giveaway!! Each step will qualify you for one entry.

1. Become a follower of this blog (or if you are already a follower, let me know!)
2. Become a follower of the blog by Lifeguard Press (found here!)
3. Visit and let me know what your favorite item is a comment!
4."Like" Lifeguard Press on Facebook.
5. Send a tweet to Lifeguard Press and tell them you've entered this giveaway.
6. Link Lifeguard Press and/or this giveaway on Facebook. (If you link both URL's, 2 entries)
7. Link this giveaway and/or on your blog. (Again, if you link both URL's, 2 entries.
8. Leave me a comment that tells me of the entry numbers you have participated in.

That's a total of 10 potential entries! Good luck to all of you!

This giveaway will be open until September 24 at 5:00pm, and I will announce the winner within two days after the closing.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Bloggy friends, I need your input!

I'm having some pretty frequent (ok very frequent) tension headaches lately.  After a few doctor's visits to make sure everything is ok neurologically, a few people (cough cough MOM, lol) have begun to suggest a visit to the good ol' chiropractor.  The chiropractor really helped my mother a few years ago after a car accident, but I'm terrified.  I went with her to an appointment once, and the angles that chiropractor put her neck in to pop them still make me cringe.  I am scared to death to go, but I just can't seem to work up the nerve to go.  I need some input! Tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly. Any of your personal experiences or knowledge would be so appreciated!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 9/11

I remember I was a freshman in high school. I had very little clue about the world outside my self-centered, teenage circle.

I remember walking to choir, and watching the news. I remember my choir teaching shutting off the broadcast for practice. I remember thinking it must not be a big deal if we are going on with class as normal.

I remember changing to my next class, and the weird buzz around the school. I remember watching the second tower fall.

I remember spending the rest of the day watching news coverage of the tragedy, but having zero idea what it meant for our country. Heck, with all the chaos of the day, I had a difficult time understanding what had happened that morning, since I had missed the live broadcast in choir.

I remember telling my Mom that we had to watch the news all day long, but I had no idea why. I remember my Mom telling me what I had missed from the day, and feeling extremely scared.

In a way, I hate that I had no idea what was going on throughout the day, because I was one less person praying for what was going on (though I have since caught up on those prayers). On the other hand, I feel that it was almost a blessing to be a bit naive to the situation for a brief moment.

It's hard to believe that it has been 9 years since then. Praying today for peace. God Bless America.

Where were you?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet Caroline...

In just a couple of weeks, Jason and I are headed HERE:
(all images are courtesy of Google)
Feel smart by exploring here:
Explore the history of here:
Going where everyone knows your name here:
And of course, rooting for our favorite team (BEHIND HOME PLATE) here:

We're headed to Massachusetts!

This is my first trip to the New England area, and Jason's first trip since he moved away from Boston with his mother at age 3.  Jason is SO excited to show me where he was born.  We are going to stay in Boston, but drive up to Salem and Gloucester as well.  Jason still has some family in Gloucester, so we will get to see them too!

Jason has also gotten us tickets to see Wicked! at the Boston Opera House one evening.  I'm SUPER excited about that part.

Have any of you ever been to Boston? Any suggestions on awesome sites to see or restaurants to try, please let me know!  I can't wait for some REAL seafood!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Making the Cut

So I finally did it.  I've been thinking about it for a really long time, but I finally did it.  I feel a little bit bad about it.  A little.

I cleaned up my Facebook list.

It seems a bit harsh, I know.  But it is time.  It's time to get rid of those I went to high school with that I haven't been in contact with since graduation 5 1/5 years ago.  It's time to get rid of the random people I no longer keep in touch with.  It's time to get rid of people that won't notice that I've deleted them anyway.  It's just time.

I just didn't delete people randomly.  I kept the people that I have been in contact with in the past 6 months.  People I am still friends with IRL.  Coworkers. My Bloggy girls.  Family.

Don't think you fit with those criteria and still see my profile?  Maybe you made the cut another way:

I kept people that I have "stalked" (aka have something interesting going on in your life besides constant drama) in the last 6 months.

I kept some that are always in drama that I never talk to strictly for entertainment purposes.

I kept people who always put up a status that cracks me up.

I kept people with really cute kids.

I kept people that post funny YouTube videos.

And of course a ton of other ridiculously silly reasons.

You get the idea-if I'm still in contact with you in the least little bit, I kept them on my "friends" list.  Now that I'm in the professional world, I don't feel that 557 people need to know what's going on in my daily life.  So I've begun deleting people. 

It's actually quite liberating.

Tell me, have you ever cleaned up your Facebook list? Did you feel a little guilty?