Thursday, October 30, 2014

Super Random Things About Me

I've definitely got some more new faces around here, and it's perfectly timed with what I had in mind to post today AND it's perfectly timed with the #Blogtober14 prompt for today! You'll get to know me while I tell you some really weird things about myself. I mean, everybody has quirks, and I'm pretty sure that if you took the time to think about it, you'd have some super strange routines just like I do. No judging.


1. I hate the smell of yogurt. For real, though. I don't really like dairy at all, but specifically yogurt -- the smell actually makes me gag. I banned Erich from the couch the other day because as soon as he opened his yogurt container I lost it. I made him sit on the other side of the room. Sorrynotsorry.

2. When I wash dishes, I have to wash the silverware first. I feel like the silverware clutters up the sink and I just want it gone. And bowls are my favorite thing to wash. There's just something so satisfying about washing and rinsing a bowl. Maybe it's because I don't have to scrub that hard, or because I don't have to fight to sqeeze the sponge into some tiny space. Oh, and on that note, I hate the smell of sponges. Again, gag.

3. I need my personal space. I hate when people sneak up on me, or they come within a foot of me when I'm not expecting it. Hugs are a super no if I don't know you or if I don't consider you to be a close, personal friend. Also, I'm the worst cuddler. Unless you're a dog.

4. I'm really good at public speaking.

5. I would rather scrub a whole bathroom than vacuum.

6. I have anxiety. This isn't a secret, but it's something not everyone knows. I've touched on it before, but not often and not thoroughly.

7. I start a new job on Monday! Also not a secret, but a recent fact. I will no longer be a technical writer -- I'm making the switch to become an instructional designer. Yay!

8. I can't sleep with socks on. It makes me feel like I might die. Also a weird sleep-related fact, I have to be fully covered when I sleep. I will never be one of those people who sleeps naked or in their underwear. That makes me super uncomfortable.

9. I spell out my text messages. I hate when people use "u" instead of spelling "you." I mean, really!? It's two extra letters! Come on.

10. I like to fall asleep on the couch before I actually get up and go to bed. I have no explanation for this one. I just sleep better that way.

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Giveaway!? Yep!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Sometimes easy prompts are exactly what you need on a Monday morning afternoon. The blog world may never sleep, but I certainly do. I've never done this whole 54321 thing and it seemed interesting (and like I would be able to do it without thinking) so I thought I'd give it a shot. Plus, it's nice to take stock of things happening in life -- I mean, that's what a blog is for, right?

Without further adieu, my list.

Five Meals I Want to Make

1. My mom's chili. Recipe will not be posted, but I'm sure I'll share some pictures.

2. Our favorite pesto chicken recipe. I used to make this at least once a week, but it's been a while.

3. Shrimp of some kind. I'll either try to make New Orleans BBQ shrimp again or I'll stick to something simple. Craving shrimp lately. It's weird, I know.

4. The BEST soup ever. My recipe varies slightly from what's posted.


5. Mummy dogs for Halloween. We're cute like that. One day I'll have kids who really appreciate my efforts instead of trying to get Erich to pretend to be excited about it.

Four Stores I'm Obsessed With Right Now

1. Old Navy. Just purchased a bajillion things from there. It's my go-to store lately and I just can't get enough.

2. ULTA.

3. American Eagle. Obviously I still partake in the undies deal. Because duh. I also just bought a super cute Zara-like blanket scarf and now I'm wishing for cold. Knockoffs, for the win!

4. New York & Company. Because I'm profesh.

Three Pretty Pinterest Things

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Two Goals for the Week

1. I need to get back on the workout train. I stopped for a while because I had bronchitis again, but the cough is nearly totally gone so I think it's time to start. I borrowed the 21 Day Fix DVD from a friend and am really excited to try that. She's assured me it's less boring than Jillian. If anyone has tried it, let me know what you thought!

2. My bedroom is a mess. I haven't been spending any time at home so I've neglected to clean anything in a while. My second goal for the week is to tidy up the apartment, but specifically the bedroom.

One Trip I'm Looking Forward To

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We're taking a day trip to Harper's Ferry this weekend (weather permitting) and I can't wait to see the changing leaves. I've only been once before and it happened to be Fall then, too, so I know it'll be gorgeous. This time we're taking the dog and I know he'll just love it (because that matters).