May The 4th Be With You …

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So … my internet gave out on me. It says that it’s connected and everything is fine and dandy … but when I go to use it, it says no internet connection. What. The. Banana. Fudge. Sundae. That’s the reason I hadn’t been able to publish any new posts or answer emails or comment back or read and comment your blog.

Internet will not be back till Thursday … but hopefully now that we’re getting faster internet, it’s worth it.

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I pretty much just lounged around with Bruno and we took an hour … or two nap. Then I just watched movies I had around the house and bawled my eyes out.

It wasn’t as bad as I thought. But I’m actually okay with it. I like the peacefulness of not always having to check social media. I even put my phone off 4G so it saves my data plan and it won’t ring as much.

The only thing was having to pay my loans online. That was the only real torture. I called Timothy to ask if I could borrow his internet. Went over to his place and he wasn’t home yet but noticed I could connect my phone to his internet from my car. Score.

I felt homeless in that second. Or actually, it brought me back to when I was in college living at the dorm apartments and the internet would go out. I would drive to school and stay in the car to do my homework. You know, the good life.

So guess where I am now …

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Ahh … you guessed it. My weekly, yummy caramel latte in my tummy. Getting fat never felt so good.

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Their little promotional thing where you wear something Star Wars and get 15% off. Smart cookies. 

They’ve been having a lot of business coming in. I’d like to think it’s because of my promoting. But we all know that can’t really be the reason. Whatever the reason, I better always have a table when I walk in.

I might have the urge to have some posts written in advanced for the next few days but till then, Stay Positive and Think Good Thoughts.

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You’ve Been Instagramed!

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The day after I told y’all it felt like 90 degrees, it stormed for practically the whole day.
Flooded my city.
The little cars couldn’t get through so I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours.
Thank goodness for my SUV.

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June bought 30+ lbs of crawfish. Score.
So freaking good. I liked the leftovers better the next day.
The flavors just infuse better. Yum!

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Rocky chilling outside with us while we made our critters.
Noses!

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Practiced my chocolate piping skills. That’s the aftermath.
Pile of chocolate piping. Still sucks but it’s getting better.
Practice makes perfect … hopefully.

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Made whole wheat blueberry pancakes.
Best thing eva.

Time to clean my rooms and plan out my workouts for the week. Still can’t do cardio due to my stress fracture. I should probably go to the doctor for that … along with all my other problems. Bleugh!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?!

P.S. I bought another Cloud Cafe Groupon. Addicted.

It’s Friday!

Best title ever … I know. I am sweating. TMI? Sorry. The weather is getting ridiculous. What is this 81 degree weather that feels like it’s 90? I have a black car so it doesn’t help matters. *sigh* I think I need to move up north.

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Ironically, this is what I’m doing … Y’all must be getting sick of this scene but I am in heaven. I feel weird coming here 4th week in a row. They must think I’m a creeper. But … I have a Groupon.

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Happy Friday y’all!!

Crawfish Boil & Walk With Me 5k

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Whomp Whomp.

It’s been pretty hard listening to all that Boston Bombing news but what’s worse is having to read point of views of your friends that live there on social media. Thankfully, they are out of harms way now.

Crawfish Boil

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… went pretty well. We literally got crawfish delivered to Bossman’s house from New Orleans. Many were the size of my palm. Crazy, huh?

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And the one that cooked it for us was a real New Orlean-er? That’s a word, right? Well, it was deliciously Cajun. Mmmm those sausages and potatoes were bombdiggity. Not too much for the corn. I wasn’t able to get each kernel by itself therefore they were not good. But in all he did gooooooood.

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I made cupcakes … of course. This was before assembling them. My favorite part was making the little chocolate decorations (right) that would go on top of the frosting.

I did everyone’s first initial so they could all have their own personalized cupcake. They loved it!

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

I was actually very disappointed in my cupcake. It wasn’t up to my liking. But surprisingly everyone else loved it. I guess sweet really isn’t my thing … and you rate yourself more when you make everything from scratch.

Let’s just say, Cookie Dough Frosting is a big hit. Finger lickin’ good. Seriously … a lot of them were licking their fingers.

Walk With Me

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Amanda invited me to walk with her and her team to help with cerebral palsy … so I joined, raised $120, and recruited my friends.

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Mallory & Samantha of course. I have no other friends. Thanks for coming out and joining me guys. I know waking up at 6am in the morning is painful for a weekend.

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We made our 3 1/2 laps around the Houston Zoo. When we finished we went to the after party that included live music, children games, and food. Breakfast burritos, donuts, and donut holes. Yum!

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Then we made our way around yet again to look at the animals. They were not out when we were walking. I took a couple of shots. Monkey, Lion, Monkey. I love monkeys. Can you tell?

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Cloud Cafe

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If you haven’t guessed where I am blogging from, you obviously don’t know me well enough. Cloud Cafe. Duh. Jk. It’s not like I come here all the time. But look at that butterfly. Too cute, right?

Hope you’re having an eventful Saturday thus far!

Peace & Love.

Too Much

This is just in … Waco, Texas (my state) just had an explosion from a fertilizer plant. Many injured and so far 60-70 died. The world is going down. My heart goes to those affected. Currently watching the news and getting more information about the Boston Marathon Bombing. It’s so hard to watch all this stuff happening. They even expanded their news segment for the Waco explosion. *sigh*

It’s been a random day for me so I figure it was appropriate to have a random post.

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  • For me to have decent blog posts, I think I need to go to the coffee shop daily. And we all know that won’t ever happen. That can’t ever happen. I would go broke and probably get super addicted to coffee. Or die from caffeine overload. But in all seriousness, I am craving a caramel latte from Cloud Café.

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  • Oh, hi new Facebook layout. You’re looking like MySpace with all these feelings and left sided personal information. I still miss the layout from like 2007. Simple. To the point.

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  • Why do people post SO many times a day on their blog? What are you doing with your life that you are able to post more than 3 times? I’m sorry I’m being rude but opening up my reader and finding more than 3 posts from you makes me iffy about reading them all. It is TOO much for a full time working girl. Sorry.

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  • This manicure I got last Thursday afternoon is holding up very well seeing how I’ve been playing the guitar nonstop anytime I can. Just one tiny chip due to trying to peel off a stubborn sticker.

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  • Tomorrow I finally get to put some crawfish in my belly. A coworker from New Orleans is in town and he’s in charge of making it. Mmm … Cajun goodness. Nails will so be chipped by then.

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At Cloud Cafe … caramel latte in hand. Channeling F.R.I.E.N.D.S. … or in this case, Amy Pohler.

When I told my Mum where I was for almost over 2 hours on Friday she said “Aw, how sad … you were there for 2 hours and NO ONE came up to you.” That’s her way of saying I’ll be single for life. Thanks, Mum.

Whatever. Coffee shops are for coffee and blogging. Obviously.

Mum gave me a shake of her head when I told her I was headed to the coffee shop to blog. Yes. I’ve become one of those people. Those people … what a joke. This would only be my second time doing this. Maybe after 50 or so times I can say I’m a regular coffee shop blogger.

Miss Co-Owner remembered who I am. So that was pretty awesome. She told me Open Mic Night was very successful to where they were opened til 11pm! Whoo! That’s amazing. I need to find a friend to check it out next time. Any takers?

Sorry. I’ve been going on about coffee shops for a while.

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Point of post: Feedly. My alternative to Google Reader. I’ve been using it for the past few days and though there are some glitches (possible user error) I love everything about it.

Internet dating is a possible future for me … since I can’t find anyone in a coffee shop.

The layout is cleaner than Google Reader. And I love that on the right side there’s a list of stuff In My Feedly. It does annoy me though that sometimes things aren’t in alphabetical order because they put the unread blogs on the top of the list. ANNOYS ME. But I can live with it.

Check it out. Love it like me. You won’t regret it.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Another long day of work ahead but we’ll live through it. We always do.

Till then,

Stay Positive. Think Good Thoughts.

Cloud Cafe

Happy Friday y’all! I’ve been on a hunt for a local coffee shop since forever ago. Starbucks was killing me with all those cardboard cups. I needed a real cup.

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Like the ones characters of F.R.I.E.N.D.S hold in Central Perk. Dork status. I know. Leave me be. Still can’t get over how that show could ever be cancelled …

Cloud Cafe pretty much fell in my lap. I pass this place a lot (in the 6 months or so they’ve been opened) but I never had the courage to walk in. It’s always scary going to a new place for me. I saw a deal on Groupon (where I get everything) where I paid $5 for 5 cups of coffee, tea, or bubble tea. What? Score. K. I’m down.

Cloud Cafe
1131 S Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 829-8474
www.cloudkaty.com

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I’m currently sitting down drinking a big cup of Caramel Latte. With a pretty design.

It was empty walking in. Two employees were working just chilling because there’s not much people no one here. I’m sure they get tons of business in the morning or after work time.

It’s a very hidden shop which I love because that means it’s very chill and I can find a seat. The servers are super nice. They go above and beyond to help you out.

Miss Amazing explained the menu to me and helped me out. Hallelujah. I would of just stood there like a dumbass. Then she told me to sit anywhere and she would bring the cup of joe to me. I don’t have to move? Score. I love this place already.

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I sat down to use the Wi-Fi but it failed. Instead of writing me off as my laptop being a stinker (which lazy people usually do in these situations), she looked up a way to fix it for me. A simple router restart x2. Thank you, Miss Amazing. Life would be bummer without internet at a cafe where I cannot blog.

There’s an Art Gallery where you can pretty much buy off the walls. And the art is pretty impressive. Paintings to drawings to straight up stitching? Yep.

They also have open mic nights. A piano sits in the corner. Miss Amazing, who I just found out is actually Miss Co-Owner, even busted out with some notes. She says she’s only learning but dang … another amazing thing to add to the list of stuff she can do.

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Couldn’t help it. Just ordered a Hazelnut Latte. Sadly I cannot use one of my 4 remaining vouchers BUT shiet is so good, I don’t mind it. Blogging on the right and blog reading on the left. That would be Lauren’s blog on the left. She’s amazing. Go check her out.

It’s been a good 30 minutes or so and 3 customers already came in. This place is definitely a place to check out. Love it. I will be coming back with or without this Groupon. Hello Fridays off. You and I have a place to go now. 🙂