Thanks A Lot

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Pretty sure y’all have been seeing this around the social media like every April 25th of the year. One of the best movies eva so I don’t mind.

I had a light jacket ready … but no takers. Shucks. Next year.

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It’s been a tiring week. *sigh* I was so tired I actually scratched my cornea taking out my contacts. Oy vey.

It’s that time of the week!

Thankful for my roots. It’s just that simple. I love being able to speak another language. That also means I have more shows to watch which is the real reason. Win.

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Thankful for Facebook. As creepy as Facebook is getting, I’m able to connect with my families in other parts of the world. With some there’s a language barrier (I can’t read/write Chinese except for easy words and they with English) but photos and Google Translate helps.

Thankful for getting every other Friday off. Having that time at the coffee shop lately … so peaceful. But even if I don’t go, it’s just peaceful knowing I don’t have to worry about work which has been stressful because of a certain B.A.B. (Big Ass Bitch).

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Thankful for my sissy … because I get to have Bruno for a week next week. Yay for her having to go somewhere for a wedding! PS. Too excited for her own wedding festivities.

Thankful for my friends. Seriously knowing some of them would go out of their way to help me with something or just letting me know they’re thinking about me. Simple. Super thankful.

What are you thankful for?

This or That?

This post was written at an earlier time because I had food poisoning all day yesterday. So naturally, I had lots of time. Yeah it was a lot of joy. My last week before my big girl job starts and I’m thrown with this. Wonderful!

Hopefully I’m all better because I’ll be signing my contract later today! I’m a bit excited and a bit scared. I am not ready to be at a big girl’s job. I wonder if I can still wear my jeans. I love my jeans. Where do people buy their big girl’s clothes? I can never find anything appropriate.

And I get to see Alyssa afterwards! I’m going to her house to help her with some wedding stuff before the special day this weekend! I’m excited. I haven’t seen her in a year. Yep. It’s so hard getting together because we’re so busy but I’m happy that I get to see her before she’s a Mrs.

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Oh, and my new planner came in last week. You obviously cannot tell by my facial expression but I’m beyond stoked. It’s a weekly planner where one side is the week and the other side is for notes and such. Finally, one that I’ve always dreamed of.

So I saw this on Alex’s blog and I thought it would be pretty fun.

A. Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow? I like running in the cold. Always have and always will. I like the way it feels sweating in the cold. It feels nice. And your body works harder to keep warm. Win – Win.

B. Have washboard abs or flat abs? Flat abs. Washboard abs always freaked me out. Even on guys. It seems so surreal. And I like the natural look. It’s no wonder my close friends think I like scrawny guys …

C. Dr. Oz or The Doctors? I watch neither. Not gonna lie … I wouldn’t of even known they were shows if it wasn’t for Alex’s answer. haha

D. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper? Like I’ve stated in the past, I’m not a big fan of Jillian even though her ways do work … so I guess I pick the latter. Bob Harper it is. And he’s kind of cute for his age (46) … scruff does something for me.

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E. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream? Neither. But if I had to pick, frozen yogurt of course.

F. To train: Upper body or Lower body? Lower body is so much more easier for me. Sadly, I’ve been getting injured in both ankles. But I really need to focus more on my upper body. Note to self: find upper body workouts!

G. Protein powder or food with protein? Food with protein. I’ve never drank protein powder and though I think it’s the easy way, I like to eat my food more than drink it because you get a more sense of fulfillment in your tummy. I might try it in the future, but not anytime soon.

H. Lunges or squats? Squats are easier for me and my knees. And I feel like they work better than lunges but nonetheless I try to incorporate some lunges in there.

I. Sweet or salty? I guess I’d have to go with salty since I’m not a big fan of sweets.

J. Workout attire: cute or comfy? Comfy of course. I do not put on skimpy workout outfits and makeup to workout in hopes that someone will notice me. I will never understand those girls. Plus I workout at home and run around the neighborhood so … I’m pretty sure it’s little kids and old men. I wish I looked this good while working out. Hair in place. Makeup perfect. Pshh … fake.

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K. Body Pump or Heavy lifting? Heavy lifting though I would love to try body pump one day. I’ve heard wonderful things about it.

L. Yoga or Pilates? I learned Pilates in 7th grade because my coach just had a kid and wanted to loose weight. It’s very helpful and I loved it … I should start again. It wasn’t stressful on my joints as other workouts I do. Yoga, I would love to try. I heard it’s good for your back and whatnot. Definitely something I should try. My back is all kinds of messed up!

M. Nike or Adidas? Nike. Adidas always hurt my running feet.

N. Running on the treadmill or outdoors? I love running outdoors. I love smelling the wonderful air and seeing people and cars passing by. The only time I run on the treadmill is if it’s raining hard outside. If it’s drizzling, I’ll still go out. Oh, and if it’s super hot outside.

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O. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? I have yet to been to Trader Joe’s. It’s on my to-do list. I’m waiting until they finish building them here in Texas. So I guess Whole Foods will have to do till then when I’m able to compare.

P. Summer or Winter Olympics? I love them both. But if I have to pick one, summer since I can play most of the sports. I would love to know how to do gymnastics. So jealous!

Q. Exercise classes or Exercise videos? I would love, love, loveeeee to do an exercise class but because of my insecurity I’ve always been hesitant so I do exercise videos which does not hold my attention most of the times. At least when I’m in the comfort of my own home, I can look like shit and a total goofball.

R. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies? I love them both. And even if I have to pick one, I would still pick both. I love veggies and no matter how you cook them (as long as it’s not fattening) I would love it!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

In the Spirit of Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, I’m doing a Holiday survey. It’s been circling the blog world so I’m finally doing it.

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? I would have to go with hot chocolate since I’ve never had eggnog before. Other than the time I had it from Starbucks, Eggnog Latte. And it was disgusting.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I never believed in Santa. I know what you think. What kid didn’t? Well, this one. But to answer the question, Santa must be dumb to not wrap the dang present.

3. Colored or white lights on tree and house? Our tree right now has white lights and outside the house colored and white. Tacky? Sorry. I’m a fan of white lights because it looks so much more romantic and classy.

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The tree from last year. See all the presents? Yep … only like 10 were for extended family. The rest were for my parents, sissy, brother, June, the significant others, or dogs. Yep … we go all out.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I’ve never seen one in real life. Anyone want to fix that? A plus if a hot guy is already underneath. Winking smile Just kidding.

5. When do you hang your decorations up? My mum and June usually do it after Thanksgiving week.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish, besides dessert? We’re not very traditional with our foods during holidays but I would have to say corn casserole or green bean casserole. Or whatever my mum makes. Yum!

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7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When I was younger and my Uncle Naven was still here, we would all pack into one mini van to go around neighborhoods and look at the Christmas lights and decorations. There was always one with Snoopy that sat in a train thing and went around a track on the big lawn.

8. What’s on your Christmas wish-list? Just having the family together. It’s getting harder and harder to get everyone together. We are growing up way too fast. Sad smile

9. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve? Sissy is a nurse so she doesn’t always get holidays off. Therefore we work around her schedule and this Christmas we’re having it tomorrow (today 23rd). I’m fine with it, as long as we’re together. Smile

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? As fast as we can. We like to look at it but not much for decorating it. At least that’s me.

11. Snow? Love it or dread it? I would think I’d love it. I’ve never seen real live snow. The last few years we had pity snow so that doesn’t count.

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Hopefully when I go to Penn State this upcoming February it’ll snow!

12. Real or fake tree? I love real trees! My friend had one at her house and it just looks so much better!! But the fake one is cheaper on the wallet.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I don’t have a favorite. Each year there’s always a new favorite.

14. What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? Spending time with the fambam!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I’m not a fan of sweets but I guess the occasional hot apple pie with cold vanilla bean ice cream.

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16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Um … not sure we have one but my dad does do a drawing where he doesn’t buy us anything but we draw a number that’s crumpled up and that’s the amount of money we get.

17. What tops your tree? A bow. We’re not traditional as you can tell.

18. Which do your prefer, giving or receiving? Giving! I love finding things I think they’ll love and watching their excitement. I also love wrapping presents. And baking them goodies.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I’m not a fan of traditional Christmas songs. Don’t kill me!! I love Kelly Clarkson’s My Grown Up Christmas List though! Never heard of it? Here you go:


20. Candy canes, yuck or yum?
Yum … I don’t really eat candy canes though.

21. Favorite Christmas movie? I don’t have one … any suggestions?

22. What do you leave for Santa? Nothing …

23. Do you have a favorite Christmas morning tradition? Nope. Disappointed smile

24. Do you prefer to shop online or in the mall? Shopping online. It’s easier. But sometimes you find things you never would online. But even then not the mall. I hate the mall. I’m okay with stores that aren’t malls though. If that makes sense. Smile with tongue out

25. Christmas letter or Christmas cards? I don’t do either. But we just started a FTK PenPal to the kids so I wrote a Christmas letter. It was fun. Smile

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There’s a really cute engagement video where the guy asks the girl with Meme Pictures.

If you know what that is, you might enjoy it. It’s cute!

It won’t let me embed it so here it is: http://vimeo.com/33507366

If she had said no, he had a “forever alone” sign.

So cute.

Three’s Company

Since I don’t have much to say lately, I thought to do this survey so you guys can get to know me a little better. 😀

Three ways I am still a kid:

1. The littlest things make me happy.
2. I stay up til the wee hours of the night.
3. I grew up with no cable so whenever I’m up in college (free cable), I watch Disney and Nickelodeon like crazy!

iCarly anyone?

Three ways I am already old:

1. I have injuries that come and haunt me at certain times.
2. I’m a homebody.
3. I’m not one to party hardy. Never really did.

Designated Driver & Caretaker

Three things I want to do:

1. Find a good job once I graduate college.
2. Keep in touch with friends so I’m not ever lonely.
3. Own a Canon DSLR. (Plus anything else in my Bucket List.)

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Three ways I’m a stereotypical “boy”:

1. I’m aggressive and competitive.
2. I’m not a big fan of shopping.
3. I love to play and watch sports.

We bleed Rocket red.

Three ways I’m a stereotypical “girl”:

1. I love makeup and buy a lot of it (but rarely wear it out).
2. I complain about the way I look.
3. I get all happy seeing babies and cute animals.

or when babies dress up as animals!

Three things I want to try within the next three months:

1. Go to Whole Foods without parentals and buy what I want! haha 😉
2. Throw a little (4-5 people) get together at my new apartment.
3. Join a gym (if I find one I really like).

Three things I like about myself:

1. My ability to be there for everyone no matter how long we’ve stopped talking.
2. Open minded .. listen to both sides of arguments and help them see the other person’s side.
3. How I can fit everything in my busy schedule.

picture even more events in there!

Three of my everyday essentials:
1. Water.
2. Laughter.
3. Internet.

Three things that scare me:
1. Failure.
2. Killers.
3. Being alone.